The film presents the story of a drug dealer who manages to escape from a court building and runs for the U.S. border with Mexico.
The thriller will be directed by Kim Jee-Woon and will be released in 2013.
In May, Schwarzenegger’s lawyers issued a statement which said that the actor will take a break from films to focus on “personal matters”.
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger announced their split in May, four months after his second term as governor of California expired. A week after this announcement, Schwarzenegger shocked the public by admitting that he had an illegitimate child with one of his maids.
Before the scandal broke out, the actor announced in February that he planned to resume his acting career.