Former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will take on the lead role in director Kim Ji Woon’s Hollywood debut film, “The Last Stand.”  Industry reports predict that filming will go ahead in September, with “The Terminator” actor playing a sheriff who tries to stop a Mexican drug cartel leader from crossing the border.

“My concept for The Last Stand is that it’s kind of a combination of Die Hard and High Noon,” the director is quoted to have said.  “The Last Stand” is written by Andrew Knauer, backed by film company Lionsgate.

“The Last Stand” is Kim Ji Woon’s first English language film, after crossover successes of his films, the Korean Western “The Good, The Bad and The Weird” (starring  Song Kang Ho, Jung Woo Sung and Lee Byung Hoon) and Sundance entry “I Saw the Devil” (again starring Lee Byung Hoon and Choi Min Shik.)