Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to acting has seen mixed responses over the past few years, whether it’s the entertaining yet under-appreciated – The Last Stand – or the disappointing (David Ayer’s chaotic murder-mystery action thriller, Sabotage).
Here’s hoping Arnold’s latest movie, the comedy-thriller Killing Gunther, will see him back on surer ground. Schwarzenegger plays an ageing yet effective assassin whose contract killer fraternity turns on him. With a small army of death experts out to collect the bounty, Arnold )sorry Gunther) is forced into action.
Killing Gunther’s evidently a smaller affair than the movies Schwarzenegger was making at the height of his career – but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, given the faux-documentary style. This is the directorial debut of Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam, and also stars Cobie Smulders. There’s also a poster for you to feast your eyes on, which you’ll find below.
Killing Gunther hits cinemas and video on demand in September and October in the US. When we get a UK date, we’ll pass it along.