35 Things to Know about THE EXPENDABLES 3 from Our Set Visit

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Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham are walking through an abandoned building.  The hallways are torn apart.  Debris is everywhere.  The building looks like it’s in the middle of a war zone.  As the Expendables, clad in black clothing and carrying massive automatic weapons, take in their surroundings, they slowly make their way down a long hallway and carefully try to see what’s ahead.  As they reach a closed door they stop.  Stallone motions with his head to open the door and in an instant Couture kicks it open and they all rush in.

Last September, when director Patrick Hughes was filming The Expendables 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria, I was invited to visit the set with a few other reporters.  As a fan of The Expendables movies and especially the cast, I was excited to see them in action, and what I saw and learned on set made me think the third installment is going to be the best of the bunch.  Hit the jump for more.

3 New THE EXPENDABLES 3 Images Go Behind the Scenes with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, and More

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A new batch of The Expendables 3 images is making its way around the net this afternoon.  Hopefully you caught the image we premiered early today, which comes in advance of Steve’s set visit report dropping tomorrow morning.  The new images feature more behind-the-scenes looks at stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, and director Patrick Hughes.  If you want to see all of them and more in action, click here to watch the film’s recently released roll call.  You can also check out 16 character posters here.  Hit the jump to take a look at the new The Expendables 3 images.

Watch a Roll Call for THE EXPENDABLES 3 Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a Bunch of Other Tough Guys

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Lionsgate has released a roll call/teaser trailer for The Expendables 3.  While this footage bills this outing as the “last” time, I have trouble believing that.  But that’s a concern for the future.  Right now, this teaser provides the first footage from the movie (explosions!), and mostly provides a roll call of the many, many tough guys (and gal) populating the movie.  But that’s fine since The Expendables movies are more about a stacked cast than anything else.

Hit the jump to check out the The Expendables 3 teaser trailer, and click here to see some of the character posters/glamour shots.  The film stars (deep breath) Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen PowellThe Expendables 3 opens August 15th.

Weekend Box Office: NOAH Launches with $44 Million; SABOTAGE Falls Flat

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A storm of controversy didn’t keep Noah from taking first place at this weekend’s box office.  The biblical disaster tale took in an estimated $44 million from 3,567 locations to give Russell Crowe the best openings of his career.  Fellow newcomer Sabotage was drowned in Noah’s wake, giving Arnold Schwarzenegger one of the worst openings of his career.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Noah $44,000,000 $44
2.  Divergent $26,500,000 $95.2
3.  Muppets Most Wanted $11,373,000 $33.3
4.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman $9,500,000 $94.9
5.  God’s Not Dead $9,075,000 $22
6.  The Grand Budapest Hotel $8,875,000 $24.4
7.  Sabotage $5,300,000 $5.3
8.  Need for Speed $4,335,000 $37.7
9.  300: Rise of an Empire $4,300,000 $101.1
10.  Non-Stop $4,087,000 $85.1

Full story after the jump

TOP 5: First Teaser Trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, NOAH, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, SABOTAGE, CinemaCon Coverage

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I’ve decided to use this weekend’s release of Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah as an opportunity to reflect on the director’s most soul crushing work to date: his adaptation of the Hubert Selby Jr. novel of the same name, Requiem for a Dream. While I’d list Black Swan as my favorite Aronofsky film, Requiem stands alone as a devastating look at the nature of addiction that, by its end credits, will assure you that nothing decent will ever happen to you again. The film netted the great Ellen Burstyn her sixth Academy Award nod while Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans provided equally powerful performances as heroin addicts whose trajectories only bend downwards. While its story and characters offer little to be optimistic about, Requiem all but cemented Aronofsky’s place among the most skilled and uncompromising filmmakers of his generation. If you haven’t already, check out the film on Amazon Instant Video where it’s available to stream. Just be sure you’re not already in an emotionally fragile state or else you’re in for a long night.

Aronofsky reflections aside, this week’s Top 5 highlights the first teaser trailer for director Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, interviews for and Matt’s review of Noah, the new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sabotage interviews and Matt’s review, and Steve’s coverage of CinemaCon from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

Friday Box Office: NOAH Keeps It’s Head Above Water with $15.2 Million Opening

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This weekend will not be a wash for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.  The controversial biblical epic opened with $15.2 million from 3,500 locations yesterday, including $1.6 million from Thursday pm previews.  That puts Noah on course for close to $44 million through Sunday – well above the $33 million Paramount said it was expecting.  Anything above $43.5 million would also give Russell Crowe the best opening of his career (outside of his supporting turn in Man of Steel).

The weekend’s second major release should also mark a career milestone for star Arnold Schwarzenegger, though not the kind stars typically strive for.  Sabotage – Arnie’s third major release since January 2013 – could end up as his worst debut since Red Sonja, in 1985.  From its 2,486 locations, Sabotage brought in $1.82 million on Friday, which suggests an opening weekend in the $5-$6 million range.  Finally, after two weeks in limited release, director Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel expanded to almost 1,000 locations on Friday, making it into the domestic top five with just under $2.4 million.  We’ll have full details tomorrow.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Noah $15,238,000 $15.2
2.  Divergent $8,100,000 $76.8
3.  Muppets Most Wanted $2,626,000 $24.4
4.  The Grand Budapest Hotel $2,375,000 $18
5.  God’s Not Dead $2,353,000 $15.3

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks SABOTAGE, David Ayer’s Approach to the Story, Working as a Team with His Co-Stars, TERMINATOR: GENESIS, TRIPLETS, and More

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In filmmaker David Ayer’s Sabotage, elite DEA task force agent John “Breacher” Wharton (Arnold Schwarzenegger) heads a team that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels.  But after the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they mysteriously start to be murdered, one by one, making everyone a suspect, including the team members themselves.  The film also stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Max Martini, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau and Martin Donovan.

At the film’s press day, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about always looking for projects that are unique and different, why he wanted to work with director David Ayer and follow his lead, how impressed he was with his fellow actors, and what he does to make sure that he’s not singled out with any special star treatment.  He also talked about returning to the Terminator franchise and how the script for Terminator: Genesis has the feel of Terminator 2, reprising the role of Conan for The Legend of Conan, and the Twins sequel, Triplets.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

SABOTAGE Review

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I have no problem with machismo in movies.  Machismo can be a lot of fun.  Arnold Schwarzenegger is machismo personified.  He’s macho to the point where he becomes an easy caricature.  He’s the violent badass we can all enjoy guilt-free.  But not everyone can handle that attitude, and as his co-stars demonstrate in David Ayer‘s Sabotage, the line between machismo and outright misogyny is a thin one.  The movie puts a lot of effort into its action and professional tactics, but the supporting characters aren’t just an afterthought.  They’re completely misguided weapons who earn our disdain rather than our sympathy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Explains How He’ll Be Returning for TERMINATOR: GENESIS

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Arnold Schwarzenegger first played the Terminator when he was 37, and then returned to play the role again in 1991 at the age of 44.  He once again played the Terminator in 2003 for Terminator: Rise of the Machines, and at that time he was 56.  Rise of the Machines explained the older-looking Schwarzenegger by saying that he was an older model, the T-850 instead of the T-800.  Now Schwarzenegger is 66, and he’s still happy to be playing a killer robot, and never has a catchphrase been used so literally.  The series is undergoing a reboot of sorts with Terminator: Genesis, and yet he’ll still be around, so how is he going to be back this time?

Hit the jump for Schwarzenegger’s explanation even though it raises another question.  The film also stars Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, and Jai CourtneyTerminator: Genesis opens July 1, 2015.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says TERMINATOR: GENESIS Has “the Same Feel” as TERMINATOR 2; Teases “Hardcore Action”

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In Sabotage, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays elite DEA task force agent John “Breacher” Wharton, whose team takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels.  But after the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they mysteriously start to be murdered, one by one, making everyone a suspect, including the team members themselves.

During the film’s press day, Collider was given the opportunity to sit down with the film’s star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is truly reinvented by filmmaker David Ayer for this role, and while we will run what he had to say about Sabotage closer to the film’s March 28th release, we did want to share what he had to say about his upcoming roles, returning to the Terminator franchise, reprising his role as Conan for The Legend of Conan, and the Twins sequel, Triplets.  In regard to Terminator, he said that the script for this Terminator film has the feel of Terminator 2, that they’ll start shooting in April in New Orleans, that he doesn’t yet know if it will be PG-13 or R, but that there will be hardcore action and some great visual effects, and that the title of the film is not yet official.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Watch: 15 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington

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Open Road Films has released an extended behind-the-scenes look at director David Ayer’s (End of Watch) upcoming actioner Sabotage.  The film is a riff on the Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None, as it revolves around a DEA task force that starts to get picked off one-by-one after they heist a drug cartel safe house.  The ensemble cast is led by Arnold Scharzenegger, with Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos, and Joe Manganiello providing sufficient support.  This b-roll comprises 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the film, giving us a look at what goes into making an R-rated action film of this scale.

Hit the jump to watch the footage.  The film also stars Olivia Williams, Harold PerrineauTerrence HowardMax MartiniJosh Holloway, and Kevin VanceSabotage opens March 28th.

New Red-Band Trailer for SABOTAGE Gets Personal

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The recent footage for David Ayer’s Sabotage has certainly shown off the bloody violence prevalent in the R-rated actioner, but this new red-band trailer surprisingly shows us the reason that audiences should become invested in the film’s characters.  This new cut goes beyond the violent action and compelling mystery that are central to the plot in order to show the heart behind Arnold Schwazenegger’s character’s journey.  Though he fronts a DEA task force combating a ruthless drug cartel, the danger sets in on him from both sides as the criminals kidnap his family and his partners start disappearing one by one.

Also starring Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway, Olivia WilliamsHarold PerrineauTerrence HowardMax Martini, and Kevin VanceSabotage opens March 28th.  Hit the jump to watch the new red-band trailer.

Exclusive SABOTAGE TV Spot: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is the “Cartel’s Most Wanted Man”

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We have an exclusive TV spot for Sabotage, the latest from writer/director David Ayer (End of Watch).  The voiceover tells most of what you need to know: “When he arrested the world’s most wanted druglord, he became the cartel’s most wanted man.”  The hail of gunfire fills in the rest.  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Max Martini, and Josh Holloway star.  Sabotage opens March 28.  Watch the TV spot after the jump.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks TERMINATOR: GENESIS; Possible Plot Details Emerge

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With next summer’s Terminator: Genesis, the Terminator franchise is getting a reboot except for the one piece it can’t seem to let go: Arnold Schwarzenegger.  He was even awkwardly shoehorned into Terminator: Salvation, and now he’ll be along for the new installment even though all of the other major characters—Sarah Connor, John Connor, and Kyle Reese—are being playing by new actors.  Speaking to TheArnoldFans, Schwarzenegger said, “We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot. We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in LA but most of it will be done in New Orleans.”

Hit the jump for the full quote from Schwarzenegger as well as some possible details about the script.  The film also stars Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, and Jai CourtneyTerminator: Genesis opens July 1, 2015.

New International Trailer for David Ayer’s SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington

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A new international trailer for director David Ayer’s (writer of Training Day/director of End of Watch) Sabotage has just been released.  Based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin.  While I was already excited for the project due to Ayer directing, all the footage I’ve seen makes the film look even better than I expected.  It’s also a lot bloodier than anything Schwarzenegger has done in many years.  It’s a great surprise.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sam WorthingtonOlivia WilliamsMireille EnosHarold PerrineauTerrence HowardJoe ManganielloMax MartiniJosh Holloway, and Kevin Vance.  Sabotage opens March 28th.

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