Escape Plan is directed by acclaimed Swedish director Mikael Håfström (The Rite, Evil) from a screenplay by Miles Chapman and Arnell Jesko and story by Miles Chapman. Producers are Mark Canton (300: Rise of an Empire, 300 and Immortals), Randall Emmett (End of Watch, 2 Guns), Remington Chase (End of Watch, Alex Cross), Robbie Brenner (The Fighter, 21 & Over) and Kevin King‐Templeton (The Expendables, Rocky Balboa). Executive producers are George Furla (The Frozen Ground, Rambo), Mark Stewart, Zack Schiller (Grandma’s Boy, Anger Management), Alexander Boies, Nicolas Stern (The Frozen Ground, Empire State), Jeff Rice (Empire State, A Single Shot) and Brandt Andersen (2 Guns, The Letter). Co‐producers are Stepan Martirosyan, Kelly Dennis and Brandon Grimes.
Escape Plan stars Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables, Rocky), Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Last Stand, The Terminator), Jim Caviezel (“Person of Interest,” The Passion of the Christ), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (The Frozen Ground, Fire with Fire), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Faran Tahir (“Warehouse 13,” Star Trek), with Vincent D’Onofrio (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” Full Metal Jacket) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, “The Office”).
The world’s foremost expert in prison security is trapped in a brutal black‐ops fortress housing the world’s most dangerous criminals in Escape Plan, a high‐octane action‐thriller driven by the explosive star power of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ray Breslin (Stallone) is the world’s leading authority on prisons—building them, securing them and, most importantly, breaking out of them. Handsomely paid to engineer reallife jailbreaks in high‐security correctional facilities, Ray been incarcerated in every super‐max facility run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons—with a 100 percent escape rate.
When Ray and his associates at B & C Security, Abigail (Amy Ryan), Hush (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) and Lester (Vincent D’Onofrio) are offered double their normal rate to evaluate The Tomb, an off‐the‐grid, privately‐run maximum‐security prison constructed using Breslin’s own stringent protocols, Breslin can’t resist the challenge. To replicate an actual imprisonment, the location of the prison is to remain undisclosed and Breslin will be unable to communicate with his team in any way.
Once inside, Breslin discovers that The Tomb is a pitiless high‐tech warehouse for some of the world’s deadliest lawbreakers. A seemingly endless maze of glass cells kept under constant video surveillance and surrounded by heavily armed, masked guards, The Tomb seems to offer no possibility of escape. Worse, the sadistic warden, Willard Hobbes (Jim Caviezel), makes it his personal mission to break the wills of uncooperative inmates—like Breslin—by any means possible.
When Breslin attempts to use the prearranged evacuation code to free himself, Hobbes claims not to know what he’s talking about. Realizing he’s been set up by an unknown enemy, Breslin has no choice but to turn to the prison’s mysterious strongman, Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), to help him survive the violence and treachery of The Tomb long enough to unlock its secrets.
Escape Plan opens in theaters on October 18th, 2013