In case you have not heard, The Expendables will be reaching trilogy status as the Lionsgate-distributed action series will launch yet another sequel in the next few years (almost assuredly for 2014 release.) Well, there is news on that front today even though we are yet to hear the cast list. Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he will not be returning to the director’s chair nor will Con Air’s Simon West who took over for round two.
The gig will instead go to relative unknown Patrick Hughes whose only film to date is 2010′s Red Hill. At the time of release, reviewers embraced the western-style thriller which starred True Blood’s Jason Stackhouse actor Ryan Kwanten. In other words, he is fresh blood and should prove more than capable provided the balance between action and story is more normalized than the last time out. Continue Reading
There is not much to say about this one other than Sylvester Stallone wants your February cash. His next film Bullet to the Head has him teaming with a cop to bring down some guy who nabbed his daughter for whatever reason. Needless to say, we hope the cliches are left at the door, but that may only be a pipe dream. For now, take a look at trailer number two for the action flick from director Walter Hill. Continue Reading
Many of those who attended the recent Expendables sequel left the theater thinking there should have been more Stallone-Schwarzenegger stuff. Lucky for them, they have their chance to watch the two side-by-side once again in Mikael Hafstrom’s The Tomb. The film will have the two action stars cast alongside each other in a story revolving around Stallone’s wrongful incarceration inside of a top-notch prison he actually helped build. Continue Reading
While this one will definitely not get as much press as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Last Stand trailer from earlier today, Sylvester Stallone also has a new solo project coming out and the first promo just landed. This one stars the actor as a hitman who partners with a cop to bring down a common enemy.
The production from Prometheus producer Walter Hill looks to be the kind of high-octane actioner that Stallone is known for and a little bit more. In fact, this one might just be a shade more interesting than The Expendables even though the closest thing to an exciting co-star Stallone has is Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa who plays a villain. Continue Reading
The Expendables sequel promotion is ramping up as Sylvester Stallone took to The Tonight Show last night to promote the movie. In addition to schooling Hollywood on the powers of ‘bigger billings,’ the actor also enlightened the world on some potential Arnold Schwarzenegger pairings he could have had when the two were in their prime.
Apparently, the only reason the duo never got together before was because of an excess of bad ideas. One idea was to have the two play detectives who dress in drag to get into a Girl’s Club of sorts. Good call, Sly. Maybe nixing this idea was as beneficial to Hollywood’s future as the actor’s contributions through Rocky. Continue Reading
The following picture from the set of The Tomb is nothing we have not seen before. It actually first appeared via an ET preview from their profiling of the movie weeks ago, but it is worth taking a look at for those of you who might have missed it. To the left, we have Arnold Schwarzenegger looking tough and…grey while to the right we see Rocky Balboa himself just chilling. They are both looking at something of which we have no context to go by, so the easy money is on ‘prison beat down.’ Continue Reading
There is a brand new clip out for the upcoming sequel to The Expendables. It is pretty much more of the same: Sylvester Stallone and Co. being awesome with guns. If that is your type of thing, go ahead and hit the jump for the view because you will get to see the group take down a helicopter and a water tower. Continue Reading
There is a new, one-minute featurette for The Expendables 2 out that has Sylvester Stallone taking center stage. He may have handed the directorial reins to Simon West, but the franchise is still his baby thus why we care what he has to say. In the following video, he makes note of how this film is not exactly your typical action movie nowadays as this is a bit more old school. Stallone also boasts about getting this ensemble together for a second trip around the bases. Hit the jump for the quick view. Continue Reading
Earlier in the month, the first full-on trailer hit for The Expendables 2. While not necessarily welcomed by all, it did garner a lot of recognition for simply having its stacked ensemble on display for the world to see. Continue Reading
Today brings with it word of yet another Robert De Niro starring project. The legendary actor has continued to add to his resume in recent months with a slew of projects ranging from small to big, so we are not exactly surprised that he is now officially in negotiations to join Grudge Match alongside Sylvester Stallone.
This film is a boxing movie from Tommy Boy director Peter Segal meaning this is a comedy. While the world is saturated with dramatic turns on the sub-genre, there lacks a comedic take on the sport which will be provided by Entourage scribe Doug Ellin. That is enough to get many excited about Grudge Match in itself, but seeing how this will pair the two actors who helped define such movies, the feature is being regarded as more than a subtle footnote on one’s IMDB profile.
As for how this fits in the grand scheme of De Niro’s career, this movie will join two comedies already on the actor’s table, Last Vegas and The Comedian. The former has been talked about quite frequently in the press as of late because the effort comes from National Treasure director Jon Turtletaub and sets the actor alongside Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas in a ‘Hangover with old people’-type bachelor party film. The Comedian appears to be just as interesting though as De Niro will be taking direction from Sean Penn.
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For those of you curious about Stallone, he is set to star in the sequel to The Expendables which is due out in August along with The Tomb which also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This should provide some closure on last month’s news story of a possible re-teaming of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Summit has confirmed today that both actors will indeed be starring alongside each other in The Tomb. The duo have co-starred together recently in The Expendables and more so in The Expendables 2 which will soon hit theaters; however, they did not have their own dedicated movie to show off the union.
For those in the know, the plot of this movie is essentially Stallone builds an inescapable, high tech prison that eventually becomes his ‘tomb.’ Its a classic tale of revenge/retribution for false imprisonment.
It is being reported today from Deadline that the movie, The Tomb, has found its director in industry veteran Mikael Hafstrom. This could possibly be the director’s biggest effort should he sign on to do the project as in addition to Sylvester Stallone filling the film’s lead role, Arnold Schwarzenegger could conceivably join the production as well.
As for The Tomb’s plot, it is centered around Stallone’s character who designs a high-tech prison only to be falsely imprisoned in it later. Needless to say, Rocky will be tasked with breaking out.
The addition of Arnold to the cast would mark the second major film that the former-governor and Stallone team for in the course of a few short years. For those not in the know, Arnold has a significantly beefed up role in The Expendables 2 which is currently set to release in August. Stay tuned for more as this potential blockbuster unfolds.
Here is the first official trailer for The Expendables 2 and, yes, it does give audiences a quick look at those expanded roles handed to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis for the sequel. The movie will feature returns for the majority of the original cast members and has a release date of August 17, 2012. Continue Reading
Simon West has been officially named the director of the sequel to 2010′s box office hit The Expendables which included an all-star cast of action heroes consisting of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews and Jet Li. The original cast is expected to return for the sequel, and unfortunately that is all we know right now. Continue Reading