Expendables Tops at Weekend Box Office With $35 Million
“The Expendables” topped “Eat Pray Love” for first place at U.S. and Canadian theaters this weekend, earning $35 million for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
“The Expendables,” directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, showcases an ensemble cast including Jet Li, Steve Austin, Jason Statham and cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The action-film is Lions Gate’s first to debut at No. 1 since the superhero comedy “Kick-Ass,” which was released April 16.
“It was a terrific opening for Stallone and it shows there’s still a market for old-fashioned action movies even if the main star is approaching retirement age,” said Gitesh Pandya, editor of Box Office Guru LLC. “If you have macho men, guns, and things blowing up, then you’re going to find an audience.”
Source - bloomberg.com
The Expendables movie review
"The Expendables" is the first team–up movie of the summer season to get the merciless mercenary formula right.
"The A–Team" was awful, "The Losers" was a debacle but "The Expendables" is action–packed, laugh–out–loud funny and altogether watchable.
Directed and written by gun–toting cinema stalwart Sylvester Stallone, this blood–soaked testament to muscle–bound masculinity is as entertaining as it is simplistic.
A mishmash of pokerfaced ruffians, Barney Ross (Stallone), Ying Yang (Jet Li) Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) and Toll Road (Randy Couture) make up The Expendables. When Ross' brother Tool (Mickey Rourke) tells the crew about a potential one way ticket of a task, Ross and Christmas decide to do a little recon.
Five minutes into this film the snickers and sighs of my fellow movie critics turned promptly to uproarious laughter. In one of the best cameo conversation sequences ever conceived Ross and his arch rival Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger) have a caustic quip battle like two aliens spitting acid at each other's tough guy casings. Sly and the Governator have it out in a beautifully ironic dialogue while a mysterious man named Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) looks on.
Willis steals the limelight with his trademark sarcastic wit and takes this film to heights of hilarity that can be enjoyed by anyone who wasn't in a coma during these three actors' action heydays.
Church sets up Ross and his crew with the tall task of dethroning an oppressive dictator (David Zayas) on the fictional island of Vilena. From there it's all out carnage laced with cheesy one–liners and loads of explosions.
Is "The Expendables" going to win any Oscars? Don't count on that. Is this film Stallone's answer to a modern–day "Dirty Dozen? Not quite. Is this a movie that will have you digging a sizable hole in your tub of heavily buttered popcorn? You can bet the bank on it.
"The Expendables" is a hack–em up action film through and through. Sly and crew blow hordes of gun clad goons to bits in a style that is akin to the latest "Rambo" installment. Those of you with weak stomachs be warned, if you have a rough time handling images of wartime butchery and vivid depictions of torture this film is not for you.
For those who are desensitized enough by daily doses of violence on television, in video games and on the silver screen, by all means find a seat, turn your brain to Neanderthal and have a ball.
Source - nwitimes.com
Stallone: I'm contemplating an Expendables sequel
With pre-release surveys for "The Expendables" indicating huge levels of excitement among male filmgoers, director Sylvester Stallone says he's ready to roll on a sequel if investors are willing.
"If this does perform, I think it will open a little more liquidity in funding the sequel," he said. "I have an idea ready to go. People think doing a sequel is easy, but it's not because you need the element of surprise. I'm going to try to do something that's quite radical."
Stallone offered few specifics on what that radical idea might be, but the hyphenate isn't shy about what "Expendables," which is poised to open north of $30 million this weekend, means for his career. In an interview for a story that ran in today's Times, Stallone said he first pitched the movie, which he also co-wrote, at the American Film Market more than two years ago. AFM, held in Santa Monica each November, is traditionally a bazaar of sorts for movies starring actors a little past their prime domestically but well known overseas. But Stallone, who still has plenty of cachet internationally, initially couldn't find investors for "The Expendables."
It was only later in 2008 that independent financier Avi Lerner stepped up to cover the movie's $82-million budget, most through foreign presales. In addition, Lionsgate paid nearly $20 million for rights to distribute the movie in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.
Of course, big expectations don't always result in big results at the box office, as Lionsgate learned the hard way with "Kick-Ass." But Stallone, who admits he's as nervous as he has ever been before a movie opened, said his fears are eased a bit when he remembers that he broke his neck doing stunts on the set of "The Expendables."
"It's a good omen," he explained. "I didn't get a hangnail on the set of 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.' "
Source - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Expendables Premiere in Paris
Sylvester Stallone and part of the 'Expendables' cast was on hand last night in France for the Paris premiere of 'Expendables: Unite Speciale'.The movie release was at the Le Grand Rex and the fans were definitely excited to see the celebrities as they screamed.
While the movie doesn't open for another week in the United States, the press the actors are doing internationally definitely will be part of the big international opening as well. Interestingly those celebrities who care about the biggest picture of their fans and careers like Sly take time to really get out and see the fan base.
Source - examiner.com
Lundgren Talks Expendables and The Return of Action Movie
The idea of seeing Rocky and Ivan Drago back together on the big screen is every fan boy's wet dream. While it's highly unlikely that the characters themselves will be back for a rematch, Sylvester Stallone did the next best thing by casting his old Rocky IV foe Dolph Lundgren in the machismo fueled ensemble action flick The Expendables.
We had the daunting opportunity to sit down with Ivan Drago/He-Man/The Punisher himself to talk about the return of the action movie, reuniting with Stallone and his old films being remade.
'I hope they appreciate the old school feeling of tough guy friendship and camaraderie, having fun together doing things together for each other, I think that's what's at the heart of this picture.' Lundgren told us about the audience for The Expendables. 'I think those things are important, respect and honor. They sound old fashion but they're important and that's what a lot of Stallone movies are about.'
Read WHOLE INTERVIEW
Source - mtv.ca
Expendables World Premiere in LA
The time when men invade U.S. theaters is about to come and it has been marked with the premiere of "The Expendables" in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, August 3, the movie had its top-notch actors attending the event which took place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Black carpet was rolled to welcome bulked-up men such as Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke. To soften the bold atmosphere, those guys took along lovely ladies such as Jennifer Flavin who accompanied the film's director and scribe Sylvester, Rumer Willis and Emma Heming who sandwiched Bruce, and Anastassija Makarenko who happily stood next to Mickey.
Source - aceshowbiz.com
Sly Destroys the YouTube
Comic Con 2010 'The Expendables' Crew
Randy Couture & Terry Crews talk 'The Expendables'
Behind the Scenes Featurette
Call to Arms Trailer
The Expendables cut for UK release
In the build-up to the release of Sylvester Stallone’s ensemble action epic The Expendables, there was considerable speculation in the US over whether the film would be a ‘hard R’, as Sly himself described it, or whether it would be cut for a PG-13 certification and a potentially wider audience.
Fears that almost every violent scene would be trimmed at the behest of a cash-hungry distributor proved unfounded, however, and the MPAA granted The Expendables an R rating for “strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language” – in other words, exactly what action fans were hoping for all along (the presence of language, as opposed to utter silence or perhaps incoherent mumbling is also a relief - this is a Sly Stallone film, after all).
For The Expendables’ UK release, meanwhile, the story is altogether different. A quick look at the film’s entry on the BBFC website states "This work was cut," and that the edit was made "at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category."
Rather than release the movie uncut as an 18 certificate, Lionsgate has chosen instead to remove a brief scene which shows a character "sadistically twisting a knife into a guard's neck" in order to acquire a 15 rating.
Given the brevity of the moment in question – as far as we can tell, the excised footage amounts to little more than two seconds – it’s perhaps understandable that Lionsgate would want to go for a lower certification. It also allows it plaster the word 'Uncut' on the eventual DVD release.
Source - denofgeek.com
The Expendables final trailer
The Expendables UK Poster
JCVD would have taken movie in a different direction
The cast of Sylvester Stallone's upcoming Brazil-set ensemble mercenaries movie The Expendables features pretty much every eighties action star who's ever roundhouse kicked an ethnic villain — save for one. Last year, Jean-Claude Van Damme told a reporter he'd opted not to appear in the film for artistic reasons, namely because Stallone "was unable to tell me what [my character] was going to be." Today, though, Stallone tells the Times' Michael Cieply it was because Van Damme's socially conscious rewrite of the movie's screenplay did not meet with his approval.
Rounding up the cast, Mr. Stallone said, was not especially difficult, except for Jean-Claude Van Damme, who declined a role that was eventually taken by [Dolph] Lundgren. "He told me, you should be trying to save people in South Central," Mr. Stallone recalled of a conversation with Mr. Van Damme.
"I knew I'd lost him."
Source - nymag.com
Expendables get R
Living up to the expectation that it's a serious homage to the action movies of the 1980s, The Expendables received an R rating for "strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language."
Source - boxofficemojo.com
You can be Expendable too
Awesome interactive feature on Offical Movie site that you just need to check, I definetly had fun with it :)
The feature puts you face on the big poster also and you can download the poster when you are done with your profile on the site. If you download it you might need to rename it to something and add the .jpg to be able to see it as picture. Well atleast i had to.
Source - expendablesthemovie.com
Movie Story - more details
THE EXPENDABLES is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge – one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is a man with nothing to lose. Fearless and void of emotion, he is the leader, the sage and the strategist of this tight-knit band of men who live on the fringe. His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors. His is a true cynic who describes what he does as "removing those hard to get at stains."
The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade; Yin Yang (Jet Li), a master at close-quarter combat; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who has known Barney for ten years and is a long-barrel weapons specialist; Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group; and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.
When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team embark on what appears to be a routine mission: overthrow General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people. On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom-fighter with a dark secret.
They also come to learn who their true enemy is: rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin). When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence. Haunted by this failure, Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul: his own.
Source - tv.com
New Trailer & Poster
The Expendables 2 - Yes :: Rambo 5 - No
Sylvester Stallone has been working on the fifth "Rambo" installment, having already announced the title (Rambo 5: The Savage Hunt) and the plot of the new movie, which would be based on James Byron Huggins' "Hunter" novel that Stallone acquired ten years ago. The only left to do is shoot this thing.
Now in an interview with Empire magazine, Stallone revealed that the movie is dead. "I think Rambo's pretty well done. I don't think there will be any more. I'm about 99% sure," he said, adding that he would rather focus on another franchise. "We're already working on an [Expendables] sequel."
"Rambo 5: The Savage Hunt" would have revolved around a military project that develops super-soldiers (half-human abominations) by bringing out their "savagery." When one of these soldiers escapes, Rambo and a Block Ops squad are called in to save the day.
Source - worstpreviews.com
Finally the Offical "The Expendables" Trailer
Even thou its April First, I belive this is the real thing :)
Source - traileraddict.com
Randy Couture Gets Mercenary With Sly Stallone
30 NINJAS: Can you tell me a little bit about your character Toll Road in Stallone’s upcoming film The Expendables? What’s his story?
RANDY COUTURE: Toll Road is one of the Expendables; he’s one of the team’s mercenaries whose specialty is hand-to-hand combat, and he tends to find himself in those types of situations. He’s also dealing with some of the things that he’s had to do through the course of his chosen profession, and he’s using a psychologist to come to terms with the person that he is. In a lot of situations, he’s kind of the quiet guy, the intellectual, college-educated guy who realizes the things that they do aren’t really normal. So he has to come to terms with this.
30 NINJAS: You’ve said in other interviews that there was a great chemistry on the set of The Expendables and that Stallone was great to work with. Can you tell me what was different about working on this movie compared to other movies that you’ve worked on?
RANDY COUTURE: Well, aside from kind of the up energy on the set when all the Expendables came together because of the group of guys, there was also Sly, first of all having written the script and doing all the rewrites, plus directing the movie. He’s behind the camera, running in a lot of cases three units to capture everything he wanted to capture, plus he’s in front of the camera as a star, the lead guy in the movie. I know from my experience in just the nine weeks in New Orleans alone that it was a grind. It was remarkable; I had no idea how he was still standing after all of that, but I found him to be very refreshing. He wasn’t caught up with the words on the page; things changed on the fly — he rewrote stuff right there on the set a lot of the time, changing around the lines for characters to make it fit better, feel better, and he was very, very in tune with helping the actors get across what he wanted to get across. Not just me; I saw him work with a lot of the guys, and obviously he’s very — I think because of the characters that he’s played, people assume he’s — but actually he’s a very, very bright guy.
READ WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE
Source - 30ninjas.com
New Expendables Movie Poster - now for real :)
New Expendables Movie Poster - had to remove it
Unfortunatly, 2 days after I post this I got email from "Mis. Label" the Scandinavian distributor for "The Expendables" that this was unauthorized and unfinished internal poster leak and I had to remove it.
JC Van Damme Explains Why He Wasn't In The Expendables
I like Jean-Claude Van Damme. I always thought he was a halfway decent actor and his movies were pretty cool. Except for that one where he starred opposite Dennis Rodman, he's had some good flicks. His last movie JCVD was really good and showed the man's range as an actor.
When Sly started casting for The Expendables, he tried getting all of the old school action guys together in one film. He put together an ok crew and grabbed Dolph, Jet Li, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Jason Statham and more, but never snagged guys like Steven Seagal or Van Damme.
And why not Van Damme? Well, Jean-Claude gives us his version of what went down when Sly asked him to be in the film.
Source - latinoreview.com
Sylvester Stallone breaks his neck shooting fight scene
Sylvester Stallone broke his neck while filming a fight scene in his latest movie.
The veteran action hero had emergency surgery and a metal plate inserted in his neck following the accident on the set of The Expendables.
The 63-year-old actor was filming a fight with wrestling co-star Stone Cold Steve Austin, 45, in the upcoming movie, but it was so realistic that Stallone ended up with a hairline fracture in his neck.
Stallone told FHM magazine: 'Man, it was seven guys, kicking each other's ass, one guy tougher than the next. No joke, our stunt guys were begging for mercy.
'Actually, my fight with Stone Cold Steve Austin was so vicious that I ended up getting a hairline fracture in my neck. I'm not joking.
'I haven't told anyone this, but I had to have a very serious operation afterwards. I now have a metal plate in my neck.'
Stallone, who wrote the script and directed the movie, said testosterone was flowing during filming.
He said: 'Bruce's character, who hires me to do the job the film's based on, turns to me and says, "Look, there's one person I need to talk with before I give you the job."
'At which point Arnold, who plays my oldest rival, walks out. And it's clear we have a lot of history there. So I tell him I should have shot him a long time ago when I had the chance.
'And the scene goes from there. But man, those guys were up for it.
'They got out of bed at 5.30am just to shoot a small five-minute scene.'
It is not the first time the actor has been hurt during filming. He was also badly hurt by Dolph Lundgren when he filmed Rocky IV.
He said: 'Dolph and I always went for it. I gave him orders to try to knock me out while the cameras were rolling. At one point, he hit me so hard on the head I felt my spine compress.
'He then hit me with an almighty uppercut. That night my chest started to swell, and I had to be helicopter-ambulanced from my hotel to a nearby emergency room.
'I was told that Dolph had punched my rib cage into my chest, compressing my heart. If it had swollen any more, I would have died.
'After that, I was like, "Dolph, it's only a movie, bro."'
Stallone recently revealed that he and Arnold Schwarzenegger, once huge rivals, are now the best of friends.
'He's my best friend now. It's strange, given what big rivals we used to be. He's still ridiculously competitive, though. See this watch?
'This is the only one of its kind in the world, so I wore it to our last lunch. Arnold was desperate for me to get him one but I had to explain that wasn't possible. He was so mad!'
Eric Roberts tribute to Brittany!
Actor Eric Roberts has joined the celebrities paying tribute to Brittany Murphy, branding the tragic actress “a genuine pleasure” to work with.
The Clueless star passed away on Sunday (20Dec09) after suffering a cardiac arrest in her Hollywood home.Roberts worked alongside the actress in 2002 independent film Spun and again in Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming action movie The Expendables, and he admits he’s been left stunned by Murphy’s untimely death.In a statement, Roberts says, “I would like to offer my sincere condolences, deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Brittany Murphy. I am saddened by her passing, She was a terrific young lady and an incredible actress.”It was a genuine pleasure to have worked with such a talented individual. Brittany will be greatly missed by her family, friends and fans. Her untimely passing is a tremendous loss for Hollywood.”Murphy’s cause of death has yet to be determined.
Source - examiner.com
Actress Brittany Murphy passes away
LOS ANGELES — Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit "Clueless" and rose to stardom in "8 Mile" before her movie roles declined in recent years, died Sunday in Los Angeles of what appeared to be natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. She was 32.
Murphy was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sally Stewart said.
Murphy was transported to the hospital after the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at 8 a.m. at the home she shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in the Hollywood Hills.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Murphy apparently collapsed in the bathroom, and authorities were looking into her medical history. Rest of the text is here.
Source - examiner.com
Expendables Kill Again
Source - examiner.com
Expendables Kill Again
“Expendables” co-stars ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and Gary Daniels have reunited for the actioner “Hunt to Kill”.
The pic stars Austin as a border guard who, along with his 17 yr old daughter, are taken hostage by a gang. Seems the gang were double-crossed by another outfit, and Austin’s character is recruited to help track them down.
Daniels, who also appears as Bryan Fury in the upcoming “Tekken”, plays one of the villains.
Sounds similar in tone to Roger Spotiswoode’s 80s classic “Shoot to Kill” (or “Deadly Pursuit” as it was known here in Australia) - which is fine by me, god-damn love that flick!
The flick, directed by Keoni Waxman (“Shooting Gallery”), is currently lensing in the mountains and woods of Vancouver.
Source - moviehole.net
Will Arnold Schwarzenegger resurrect his movie career?
While California is facing a $21 billion budget gap over the next year and a half, former movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he’ll be stepping away from politics once his second and final term as Governor of California comes to an end at the end of next year.
The Austrian-born action star turned Republican activist, is restricted by California law from seeking a third term as governor when his tenure expires at the end of 2010, but hinted at another possible political run when he challenged America’s rules on the nationality of those who seek election as President. But now Schwarzenegger insists he won’t seek another public office once he exits the Governor’s Mansion in Sacramento.
“I have never labeled myself as a politician, so I am not going to run for anything else,” he said this week.
The big question now is will Arnold ‘be back’ to his movie career, which he for the most part suspended since becoming governor. He has recently got his feet wet again in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables, which also stars action heroes, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis and Terry Crews.Source - hotmommagossip.com
Stallone Takes a Workout Break to Talk Expendables
Stallone said the superstar-summit scene takes place in a church, where Willis' nasty antagonist has summoned Stallone's macho mercenary to finally meet him face-to-face, take measure of him, and possibly hire him for a death-defying mission. But just as the meeting gets under way and smartass smalltalk is made, in walks another killer-for-hire — Stallone's longtime rival, who Willis has also invited to this job interview: Ah-nuld.
"Bruce says 'Well, there's one other person I want to talk to before I hire you," says Stallone. "And then Arnold, who plays my old rival, walks in. We have a history together. And we go back and forth and I tell him that I should have shot him a long time ago when I had the chance. Then it goes on from there. And here we are, the three of us trying to man up to one another, playing off of who we are, using our baggage in this one scene."
Sounds pretty freakin' awesome! And just look at that picture of Stallone all ripped and tatted up. Everything about this movie screams 80's blow-em up ridiculousness, and after Stallone's ultra-bloody Rambo, I can't help but get excited by the premise of The Expendables.
The Expendables is set to shred theater screens on August 20, 2010
Source - reelmovienews.com
Sylvester Stallone on Schwarzenegger's "Expendables" Cameo
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a cameo in Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables," which he previously described the following way: "I walk out of a hotel or out of an office building and [Stallone] will walk up and we will bump into each other and there will be some mumbling and then we will walk off."
Apparently that wasn't enough of a description for fans, so when Stallone visited Venice recently, an Italian newspaper asked him for a few more details. "Arnold plays a mercenary who tries to steal my character's job," he explained. "There's a funny scene where we show our rivality, like in our careers."
Source - worstpreviews.com
THE EXPENDABLES Update
Earlier today, while most of us were trying to enjoy our Saturday, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger filmed a scene together for “The Expendables”. If you’re a fan of action movies, this is like Christmas morning. While the scene in question is just a small part of the movie…who cares! These three action stars have never worked together and even if it’s just for a moment in the movie, this is another reason why “The Expendables” is going to be awesome. More after the jump.
According to ethelmae.com:
We shoot the scene with Sly Arnold & Bruce on Saturday. I still don’t have the location (not that I would share it anyway) but logic dictates it will be in a church in LA.
And the news that they were all filming together comes
Cameras arer rolling with sly Bruce and Arnold all together for the first time wow im stil reelng from the day. Six hours of Arnold bruce & sly creating movie magic. details soon on my blog but sadly no fotos…yet
As I have said repeatedly, “The Expendables” is one of my must see movies in 2010. The film opens in August and with a cast featuring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Giselle Itie, Eric Roberts, David Zayas and Steve Austin, how could you not be excited for this movie!
Source - collider.com
Sly, Arnie, and Bruno Together Again for EXPENDABLES
THE EXPENDABLES long surpassed that point where it became every, 80s geek boy’s dream. Once Stallone signed up stars like Dolph and Mickey Rourke to flex muscles next to Jason Satham, Jet Li, and even “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, it became one of those dream projects that you keep checking in on just to make sure everything’s all right. To that, it became like a nervous babysitter checking on the kids too many times, because those kids are just so damned precious.
The rumors began a few months back, and it seemed like one more “too good to be true” moments. However, it was confirmed yesterday via the film’s official blog that Stallone,Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis had shot a scene for the film over the weekend. Now, before you get your action-lover’s appetite too built up, this scene doesn’t sound like it’s filled with things that go boom. Instead, it’s a simple scene set at a church that sets up the whole movie.
As the writer on the blog states, the moment was “atomic”.
Here is an excerpt:
The whole crew was mesmerized as we watched the three of them play off of each other in a pivotal scene that sets up the whole movie. And while I can’t/don’t want to give too much away I can tell you that Arnold’s character is Trench and Bruce is Church, the scene was shot in an empty church without extras and minimal set dec and it has tension and humor…
Who knows, if THE EXPENDABLES becomes this massive, runaway train hit that a lot of us are expecting, this holy trinity of action stars could come back together for a full-blown, ass-kicking feature film. A lover of ’80s action can dream, can’t he?
THE EXPENDABLES is set to release on August 20th, 2010.
PS – I say “again” in the headline as a reference back to the Planet Hollywood venture. Don’t go busting your brain trying to find any previous movie where these three have shared screen time before this.
Source - wearemoviegeeks.com
Dolph Lundgren Talks The Expendables
Writer/director Sylvester Stallone is hoping that his latest movie, The Expendables, will bring back the days of the "real" action hero and to ensure that he's filled the cast with a veritable who's who of current and former tough-guy actors and action superstars, including Dolph Lundgren. In a recent interview, Lundgren, who has played numerous action icons, including The Punisher, He-Man and Ivan Drago, confirmed that Stallone is tired of "soft" action heroes.
"I never came with a conscious plan to replace anyone else. Stallone does feel that way. He is a real tough guy in real life, and he gets to act that out. If you meet him and work with him, he is what he is. He is a guy that works out every day. And he fires guns. That's what he does. People's tastes vary and change. I guess there have been a lot of actors that have been trained to fight and look tough, starting with The Matrix. Now, Stallone figures that he is going to put some real men out there. That is why he hires people like me, who are big and used to do sports for real. That's why he's picked guys like [Randy] Couture and [Jason] Statham, and [Jet] Lee."
Lundgren said that he has been a friend and pupil of Stallone's since he first starred opposite him in Rocky IV and that he's grateful for the "great character" that Stallone wrote for him in The Expendables.
"[My character is] crazy but funny. In a comedic way. He's a good guy and a bad guy at the same time. Stallone really pushed me to get those comedic moments to work. It's something that I hadn't really ever done before. It was hard for me, especially with Stallone directing. And we have all of these other guys there. Stallone is a pretty tough director. You don't mess with him. But those scenes certainly proved that comedy in these types of films is very important. I think it works for me. Maybe that will be my secret weapon in the future of my career. I hope, anyway."
As for the future, Lundgren is unsure whether The Expendables will be a one-off or the start of a franchise.
"Stallone is huge on sequels. I don't know what is going to happen. Even so, I think people are going to love this film. And want another one. They are going to be thrilled by what they see on that screen. Especially when I am going up against Sly. We are both friends and enemies in this movie. I think it's going to be really good."
Source - comicbookmovie.com
Dolph Lundgren on The Expendables Sequel and More!
Dolph Lundgren is one of the many "tough guy" icons that is set to appear in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming action extravaganza The Expendables. Next week, he has his own film coming out that he wrote and directed called Command Performance. And boy, is it a doozey! True fans of the action genre won't want to miss this story of a rock and roll drummer named Joe who battles terrorists at a Russian pop venue. It is one of the funnest movies of 2009, and a blast of fresh air for those tired of the many wimpy actors currently ruling our Cineplex scene. We recently caught up with Dolph on the streets of Los Angeles to chat with him about his latest project. You can read all about Command Performance in our DVD section. While discussing the process of bringing his truly violent rock explosion to the screen, Dolph also went into detail about The Expendables, its potential sequel, and working with longtime friend Sylvester Stallone. Here's what this giant force of badass brutality had to say:
Are you of the same mindset as Sylvester Stallone? That today's male star is far too wimpy to be of any use? Is that why you're back on the scene with The Expendables? To prove what real men are all about?
Dolph Lundgren: (Laughs) How'd you know? I never came with a conscious plan to replace anyone else. Stallone does feel that way. He is a real tough guy in real life, and he gets to act that out. If you meet him and work with him, he is what he is. He is a guy that works out every day. And he fires guns. That's what he does. People's tastes vary and change. I guess there have been a lot of actors that have been trained to fight and look tough, starting with The Matrix. Now, Stallone figures that he is going to put some real men out there. That is why he hires people like me, who are big and used to do sports for real. That's why he's picked guys like Couture and Statham, and Lee.
How important was the use of humor in bringing Jensen to the screen?
Dolph Lundgren: When I set out to shoot Command Performance, I didn't realize how important it was. I had an instinct about it when we wrote the script. Seeing the movie, I think it could have even more of it. I think it does work. It suits me somehow. I am a giant blonde guy. Am I going to just stand there and look stoic? No, then I just become Ivan Drago. This guy needed to be likable. That was also true with The Expendables. Stallone wrote this great character for me. He's crazy but funny. In a comedic way. He's a good guy and a bad guy at the same time. Stallone really pushed me to get those comedic moments to work. It's something that I hadn't really ever done before. It was hard for me, especially with Stallone directing. And we have all of these other guys there. Stallone is a pretty tough director. You don't mess with him. But those scenes certainly proved that comedy in these types of films is very important. I think it works for me. Maybe that will be my secret weapon in the future of my career. I hope, anyway.
What's a favorite joke about your own stated persona?
Dolph Lundgren: Its usually something from Rocky IV. When people meet me, and they've never seen me before, that's what comes to their mind. Sometimes they'll be, "Hey, what'd you kill my brother Apollo for, man?!?" Or, "You killed Apollo! I am really upset about that." That's one thing. Other people always say, "Hey, I want to hear you say 'I must break you.' Can you say it like you did in the movie." Some fans are a little more familiar with my work. They will sometimes tease me about Masters of the Universe. I think they'll start quoting The Expendables after it comes out. I'm a little bit nuts here. I am so violent and crazy in the movie. All of those mercenaries are violent, but this guy, Jensen, is a crazy Swede. He is the worst. I think there will be plenty of jokes coming out of that...
The rest of the text you can read if you click here.
Source - movieweb.com
Randy Coture Interview
The Expendables trailer starring Randy Couture
Source - aroundtheoctagon.com
New image from movie
Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Willis reunite in Hollywood
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis are to star together in a new blockbuster Hollywood action film called The Expendables.
The film, which is scheduled for release next summer, will see Stallone lead a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator.
The film will see the three actors brought together for the first time since 1991, when they attended openings of their ill-fated restaurant venture, Planet Hollywood.
Speaking at the Venice film festival, said: "I wanted to do a film that was more about men, just doing things that we did back in the 80s and 90s with films that were a little bit more men on men."
He added that his ambition was "to find certain personalities that never would ever work together normally and put them all together".
"It's like a dream team," he said.
"Arnold, Bruce and I will be working together for the first time, maybe in two weeks, so I had to grow back my beard and get ready to film it in Los Angeles," he said at the festival where he is receiving a special award.
"It's very difficult to get us all together at the same time. It's impossible to get all those egos in the same room."
Schwarzenegger has since confirmed that he will be making a cameo appearance in The Expendables. In an interview with a fan website, he described the scene as poking fun at his and Stallone's speech.
He said: "I walk out of a hotel or out of an office building and [Stallone] will walk up and we will bump into each other and there will be some mumbling and then we will walk off."
As well as Schwarzenegger and Willis Stallone has also brought on board Mickey Rourke, following his success in The Wrestler, for which he was Oscar nominated.
Stallone has also recruited the Ultimate Fighting Championship star Randy Couture and the Chinese martial artist Jet Li for the new film, it has been reported.
Source - independent.ie
...The Expendables VS Machete!
I’ve always been a prominent action fan. Nine times out of ten, if there’s an adrenaline fueled feature in town, my ass is in a theater seat. I wasn’t allowed to watch violent flicks when I was a kid (which was pretty rough considering we’re talking late eighties early nineties here), so I’d sneak off to my grandparent’s house where I watched stuff like RAMBO, COBRA, THE RUNNING MAN and so many others. Times have changed, forcing films to change and sadly, epic action flicks just aren’t as abundant as they used to be.
And unfortunately, a choice amount of this genre’s flicks are a tad rough around the edges (to say the least), which is why stuff like THE EXPENDABLES and MACHETE up my pulse quicker than a Redbull. So this week, I’m dedicating this column to all the action junkies out there, with a debate over which you (and I) think will be better and/are more excited for: THE EXPENDABLES or MACHETE.
Rest of the text is here.
Lionsgate Dates Kick-Ass; Delays The Expendables Movie
Lionsgate has chosen April 16, 2010 as the date to unleash Mark Millar's Kick-Ass starring Nicolas Cage and Aaron Johnson into theaters, bumping The Expendables in the process to clear calendar space.
Kick-Ass was picked up by Lionsgate shortly after it erupted onto the scene at Comic-Con and supposedly began a bidding war between multiple studios for the distribution rights. Adding completed Kick-Ass to a portfolio that already included Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables instantly gave Lionsgate a one-two action punch for 2010.
Per Variety, the recent success of "male" films in August including District 9, Inglourious Basterds, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and The Final Destination gave Lionsgate enough confidence in the month to move The Expendables from April 23 to August 20.Source - thehdroom.com
Stallone Expendables running scene full footage
Source - youtube.com
The Expendables news!
There are only a handful of films that come around where you just hear the names of the cast members and you think "Man, someone might really get hurt during that production." The Expendables is one of those movies. The hype and excitement surrounding the cast was huge regarding the initial news that Sylvester Stallone would be writing and directing a film that boasts the talents of Sylvester Stallone himself, Dolph Lundgren Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Randy Couture, and Eric Roberts with appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
We've assembled all the bits and details we've got on the film and have compiled a list of spoilers, news, information, and images that have been unleashed upon the world. Be careful, this list will be constantly updated, ever growing and expanding, and you might stumble on to something you just don't want to know yet!
Sylvester Stallone is Barney Ross aka The Schizo, a veteran Expendable and leader of the team.
Jason Statham is Lee Christmas, a British-American Expendable and second in command of the team. He is a former S.A.S. soldier and expert at close quarters combat using knives
Mickey Rourke is Tool, a former Expendable, now an arms dealer and tattoo parlor artist/owner who helps the Expendables.
Jet Li is Bao Thao, a Vietnamese-American Expendable and an expert at hand-to-hand combat.
Dolph Lundgren is Gunnar Jensen, a Swedish-American Expendable and expert at sniping, also a war veteran. He eventually goes a bit rogue and winds up fighting Jet Li in the film.
Terry Crews is Hale Caesar, Bao's best friend, also a weapons specialist. He is deadly with his automatic shotgun and will serve as some of the comedy relief, though the film is said to have a ton of funny moments from everyone else as well.
Eric Roberts is Monroe, a corrupt C.I.A. agent who is preventing the Expendables from killing General Garza.
Steve Austin is Dan Paine, Monroe's bodyguard and a former Marine.
Randy Couture is Toll Road, an Expendable and demolitions expert. Also deadly in close quarters.
David Zayas is General Garza, the evil dictator.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a cameo role as a retired Lieutenant General of the Expendables.
Bruce Willis has a cameo role as Church. The plans are to film Arnold, Sly, and Bruce together in Los Angeles for their scene, the first ever to have all 3 in one film.
Yet To Be Clarified:
David Zayas stated that his character is a bad guy but not necessarily the antagonist, and that there are many surprises in this movie. This leads us to believe that there is either someone above General Garza or the story goes away from the political conflict in South America. Could it be that Dolph's character is the main bad guy in the end?
Source - movieblog.ugo.com
New images from movie
UFC Shows Some Expendables
A preview for the upcoming UFC 102 has a few seconds of footage from The Expendables. Nothing to write home about but at least we get to see some of the boys at work. UFC 102 will feature a heavyweight bout between Randy Couture and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Couture will be appearing in The Expendables and Nogueira will not, although the footage is a bit confusing - the last guy the show with the face-paint makes it seem like that might be Nogueira. I have scoured the internet to see if he is in the movie but I could not find any information saying that he is in it, although there are two actors in the movie with the last name Nogueira.
Source - empiremovies.com
First Real Footage Debuts From Stallone’s Expendables
When you see Inglrourious Basterds this weekend and realize that Quentin Tarantino hasn’t quite made the ‘men on a mission’ movie he once talked about, you might be ready for Sylvester Stallone’s ‘men on a mission’ movie The Expendables. (Disclaimer: I liked, perhaps loved Basterds, but it’s not a straight-up action movie by any means. Do not take that as a reason not to see it!) We’ve already seen some fun behind the scenes footage from Stallone’s flick (pow! pow! pow!) and now we’ve got some actual footage cut into a piece promoting a UFC fight.
The clip is ostensibly looking into the upcoming Randy Coture / Antonio Nogueira matchup for UFC 102. But because Coture is in The Expendables, it basically becomes a marketing tool for the film. That’s how we get to see the first footage as it’ll appear on the screen, and it’s no surprise that much of what we see involves Coture. There is one minor clip (which is actually behind the scenes footage) showing Jet Li, of whom we’ve seen relatively little in promo materials so far. Sadly, there’s not really enough here to get any actual idea of what the movie really looks like. The ‘real’ footage is pretty low-quality.
Source - slashfilm.com
More action than Inglourious Basterds
The new Quentin Tarantino movie “Inglourious Basterds” is due to hit the big screens soon and according to slashfilm.com, it may not necessarily be the ‘men on a mission’ movie that director Quentin Tarantino had once spoken about.
On the other hand, the new movie “The Expendable,” which is written, directed and stars Sylvester Stallone, may just be the ‘men on a mission’ movie. But “Inglourious Basterds” could still be worth watching, even though it’s not an action movie.
Sylvester’s action movie “The Expendables,” is certainly packed with some great names, that include Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Jet LI. Mixed Martial Artist Randy Couture is also in the movie, which is said to be opening in the US in April 2010.
Source - inentertainment.co.uk
Bruce Willis Confirms "Expendables" Cameo
After Sylvester Stallone announced his upcoming "The Expendables" movie, a rumor spread that Bruce Willis was in-talks to join the cast already comprised of Jason Statham, Jet Lee, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Now, Willis has confirmed to MTV News that he is leaving time open in his schedule to shoot a cameo for the film. "I haven't united with them," he said. "I'm waiting for a call from Sly about when we’re going to try and make that happen."
Willis continued: "I don't know anything about [my character] yet, haven't seen any pages yet, but I'm excited about it."
The only thing he knows at this point is that his scene will involve himself, Schwarzenegger and Stallone together on camera. "That's the concept," he said. "That's the plan."
Source - worstpreviews.com
Dolph Lundgren Interview
Source - etonline.com
Expendables On Set - Dolph & Sly
New images from movie
Mickey Rourke in Sly Stallone's The Expendables
Its been a while since we last saw anything from The Expendables, which I believe is already finished shooting (and if it isn't yet, it will be finished soon). However, Empire has the newest shot, featuring a burly Mickey Rourke tattooing the back of Sylvester Stallone. Rourke has been showing up in movies left and right since winning everyone over again in The Wrestler.
I don't know if he just has a brief cameo in the movie (and this is it that we're seeing) or whether he'll show up later on, tattooing more of the Expendables team. Either way, this is pretty damn cool to see, so check out the photo below and more info as well. Dig it!
Empire explains that Rourke is the "arms dealer and part-time tattooist" named Tool who is inking Barney Ross, the character Stallone plays, with the skull and raven tattoo seen on the poster. So he's an arm dealer, that must mean we might see more of him when he arms up everyone at other times in the movie (or so I hope that happens).
We're also hoping we get to see a trailer for this sometime soon, but we haven't heard anything about when that'll show up online. And as always, you can check out other photos and video from earlier. Of course, stay tuned for more on The Expendables as it arrives! Is everyone still excited for this?
Source - firstshowing.net
Well, I got interesting email about week ago. Toronto actor Steve Kasan and big fan of Sly ask us to help him out in his quest to get into the cast list of the Expendables. He made an interesting video showing his acting so you can check it out also check his facebook group to support him.
Im glad that we can help fans and readers of this site, after all this is a site for the fans so good luck Steve on your quest. I hope this post helps you out somehow :)
You can look at his facebook here.
Source - youtube.com
Expendables shot in Brazil
Source - ethelmae.wordpress.com
Expendables New from NOLA
Source - youtube.com
One Family Walk Together
Source - youtube.com
"The Expendables" The Not So Expendables!
Any movie with a title like The Expendables is one you figure wouldn’t be worried about having its main characters survive until the end. However, it seems that the suits behind the film are thinking far beyond the end credits of The Expendables - they’re thinking franchinse opportunity.
NOLA.com recently visited the New Orleans set of The Expendables to talk with Sylvester Stallone and Co. about the non-stop action, big explosions and crew of muscle-heads that are the prime ingredients of The Expendables. In the midst of the interview, producer Avi Lerner let it be known that if the film clicks with audiences, we can expect more to come :
"Definitely. We already have got some ideas about ‘Expendables No. 2,’ ‘No. 3,’ …Definitely, it’s a franchise movie".
Source - screenrant.com
Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, a feature length film based on the mock trailer that premiered during Grindhouse, is set to start filming in five weeks, as learned by website Gordon and the Whale during an interview with the star of the film, professional Mexican badass, Danny Trejo.
While Trejo let it be known that
Machete was on the way, he also dropped an equally bad bit of news: despite widespread reports to the contrary, Danny Trejo has not been cast in Sylvester Stallone’s action flick throwback, The Expendables.
Source - screenrant.com
New images from set
Van Damme isn't Expendable!
Stallone’s B-team for ‘The Expendables’ is slowly starting to grow, with Jason Statham, Jet Li and recently announced Dolph Lungdren signing up to kick ass and take names, one man that won’t be added to the list is the great Van Damme.
You can’t really have a group of 80s action heroes without the muscles from Brussels turning up but unfortunately Jean Claude Van Damme has thrown a no to Stallone in turning up for the film, which is a real shame, it’d be just as good to his face added to the mix with all the rest of the fist throwers in the film – but that ain’t going to happen.
Best bud of Van Damme, Sheldon Lettich (director of 80s greatness ‘Double Impact’) recently gave a bit of info on the matter explaining that...
"Apparently, Sly was pissed too. Sly made the offer personally. They spoke on the phone for a half hour or so. JC apparently gave Sly the explanation about following a new and different career path for himself now."
The new path comes after the success of ‘JCVD’ which puts Van Damme in a very different light, hitting audiences with less punches and more of a solid acting performance. So the lad wants to do more serious acting? Great! But the truth is that Van Damme could turn up in any serious film and you’d still be waiting for him to punch someone – he’s effin’ Van Damme, it’s what people pay him to do.
In which case, maybe turning down Sly’s offer wasn’t the best idea, if he’s so desperate to get back on the big screen this may have been another ticket to get him there.
Source - britfilms.tv
Bullock denies 'Expendables' rumour
Sandra Bullock has rubbished rumours that she was ever going to appear in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables. The Speed actress was previously linked to the project, but denied having any contact with Stallone about the film.
"I don't know where that came from," she told Empire. "I never read the script, I didn't even know what the script was about. But now that I know what it's about, I'm excited for him."
However, Bullock admitted that she would love to return to working on action movies. "Absolutely, but finding a good one is not easy," she said. Bullock is currently promoting romcom The Proposal, which is released on July 22.
Source - digitalspy.co.uk
Hollywood’s obsession with the dollar has officially reached it’s saturation point. I’m not just referring to all the remakes, but the constant need to make every film PG-13 just so they can cash in on the disposable income of teenagers! I’ve just come across the ridiculous news that Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming action flick The Expendables could possibly become a victim to this ratings trend.
Over at the UGO Movie Blog, they recently spoke to Expendables producer Avi Lerner who confirmed that there will be two versions of the film cut for test audiences. One will be rated R, while the other will be PG-13. Because of the excessive explosions, violence, and the extensive cast the budget for the film has reached 80 million dollars. The producer wants the movie to be a commercial success so the studio can capitalize and eventually turn it into a franchise.
So, once again we are struck with the R vs. PG-13 debate. I am in no means interested in seeing a watered down version of this film. I was under the assumption that Stallone directed it as an homage to the action flicks of the eighties which were known for their fights, gun play, and over the top explosions. I’m not saying that every film needs to be filled with these things, but this one should! I’m not paying to see Stallone, Jet Li, and Jason Statham play patty cake on screen, I want to see them do what they do best.
Source - screencrave.com
Bruce Willis is Expendable?
The rumors going around mostly point to Bruce Willis for the role of “Church.” I would expect a big announcement soon confirming this. If it’s true and Arnold does do a scene with Sly and Willis, it will be the highly-anticipated Planet Hollywood reunion we’ve all been waiting anxiously for.
Source - newsinfilm.com
Interview with Dolph Lundgren
Source - youtube.com
Behind the scene
Source - traileraddict.com
The Trip That Kicked My Ass
Last week was insane and intense. After a thousand other things, I had the fortune of being invited to a limited set visit for Lionsgate's The Expendables. Written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone, this monster of a movie seems to be, at least from what I've seen, heard, and witnessed, a film worth breaking my ass for. Literally. Long story short, I took a tumble down a slippery, rained-on escalator at a train station in NJ. Afraid of being late for my flight, I sprang up, screaming in pain, and limped my way to the aiport. Of course, thanks to the rain the flight was delayed for almost two hours, but enough about that. I was going to The Expendables set, which is filled with nothing but testosterone, sinew and gunpowder. There is no room for coccyx crybabies. So what exactly did I see? The rest of the text is here.
Source - movieblog.ugo.com
Interview with Sylvester Stallone
Being on the set of The Expendables was an exciting, if not completely tiring, experience. Being able to talk to the man who wrote and is directing and starring in it would have been cool, but since it is Sylvester Stallone it is instead f*cking awesome. Sly is very excited about his new baby, and we were more than happy to be there to witness it's birthing. On the set, we asked him a bevy of questions, and he obliged us in answering all he could. Here is the man, the myth, and the legend, talking about The Expendables, direct from the set. You can read rest of the interview here.
Source - movieblog.ugo.com
Dolph Lundgren On The Set Of The Expendables
There are many reasons why Dolph is a go to man to be part of The Expendables. First of all, he has a great history with Sylvester Stallone, with Rocky IV being his big break. This film also flirts with some humor as well as heavy and hard action with a mixture of different fighting styles. Those exact words could also be used to describe one of the best action movies that Dolph was in called Showdown in Little Tokyo. In fact, I'm sort of getting that this film may carry some of that vibe, if everything that Sly shared with us holds true. When we got to talk to Dolph Lundgren, we made sure to try to get as many juicy tidbits from him as possible, and boy did he deliver. Prepare yourself for this one, because there are a ton of plot details in this great interview. You can read complete interview here.
Source - movieblog.ugo.com
Images from set
Lee Christmas (Jason Statham): Second-in-command- takes it upon himself to bust every one's balls, which carries a nice, compensatory weight when we learn he's having terrible relationship problems with the his flaky lady love Lacy (Charisma Carpenter). He's also lethal with knives, and carries the most sour disposition of the group- expect scowling.
Bao Thao (Jet Li): A private sort, the Chinese martial artist uses his feet as often as his guns. He is the most lonely of the Expendables, and clearly doesn't seem to be friends with many of them. He takes quiet moments to speak about his displeasure with their jobs and how he wants a larger cut to sponsor his own charity.
Hale Caesar (Terry Crews): Probably the most comical role of the Expendables. Crewes won't entirely be left in the dark -- he gets to make a speech about how the government has misapplied themselves in worldwide politics, but he also gets to quip wise, and he's the one member of the group with the heaviest artillery.
Tool (Mickey Rourke): Off the back of The Wrestler Rourke has seen the work come flooding and will appear in the likes of The Expendables next year. Rourke, unfortunately, won't be one of the mercenaries. Instead, he's "an unscrupulous arms dealer who becomes the go-to guy" for the Expendables. Mix all that testosterone with Whitaker possibly playing a CIA liaison for the group, and Ben Kingsley circling the project, and you've got one heck of an unconventional action film -- UFC fighters*, action stars, has-beens, and praised actors. It also means that the dictator is screwed. I'm not sure any man could face these men (as a group) and live.
Gunnar Hansen (Dolph Lundgren): Reportedly the role Jean Claude Van Damme was to play before he turned it down. Hansen is in the very first scene deliriously bloodthirsty and ready to take out all the pirates, but Kong puts him down, and he's expelled from the team for his drug use and wanton disrespect for authority. Needless to say, he shows up again, but he's not necessarily part of the main plot.
Monroe: (Eric Roberts): we find out that general Garza is somehow in league with renegade CIA agent Monroe (Eric Roberts), who has his own strongman assistant in aptly-named Paine (Steve Austin).
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Just when you thought Slyvester Stallone couldn’t pack more action heroes in his upcoming action film The Expendables, AICN breaks the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the cast. But before you get too excited, we must warn you that it’s only a cameo. Arnold is only filming one day, and he will be playing himself - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. So don’t expect to see Arnold getting his hands dirty.
Dan Paine (Steve Austin): We already heard about Charisma Carpenter joining the Expendables, but I guess someone figured the cast wasn’t capable of lifting a Volvo with their bare hands, so they are adding some more muscle to the team. Former pro wrestler Steve Austin has joined the action extravaganza!
Source - femalefirst.co.uk, cinematical.com, theplaylist.blogspot.com, slashfilms.com fusedfilm.com
After years of coruption , murder of american hostages and betrayal of foreign policies, The US with the help of other Nations secretly put together a squad of its most trained millitary personal to finaly over throw the dictator who has caused devastation in South America for over 20 years.
The team sets out on its mission to complete the assasination but with little help from the nations as they try to keep the mission secret. After they realize that there will be no outside help they rely on their own sources to fight not only the dictator's army but also the Governments that set them up.
Source - imdb