With director Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3 due August 15, 2014, I’d imagine we’re getting close to seeing the first trailer/footage from the film. As most of you know, the next installment has Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson. Returning for the sequel are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Harrison Ford joining the all-star cast along with Kellan Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell. No matter what you think of The Expendables franchise, you have to admit it’s a hell of a cast, and one I can’t wait to see kicking ass next summer.
So while we wait for the first footage to hit, we were sent a promo poster which you can check out after the jump. It’s got the tag line, “Never send a boy to do a man’s job.”
Lionsgate and Millennium Films have announced that principal photography on The Expendables 3 has begun in Bulgaria and at Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia. The upcoming film pits Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team against his old partner Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). Stonebanks is out for revenge, and so Barney must round-up a gang of younger team members to join the Expendables. This is an odd synopsis considering that the high-profile new names are veterans Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Harrison Ford. The younger additions consist of Kellan Lutz, Glen Powell, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and boxing champion Victor Ortiz. The most notable aspect of the press release is the omissions. Deadline had previously reported that Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan, and Milla Jovovich were on board, but they’re not mentioned in this press release. Additionally, Stallone had said that Mickey Rourke would return, but he’s also absent. Perhaps their roles were…dispensable.
Hit the jump for the press release. The Expendables 3 is due out August 15, 2014.
It seems like the goal of The Expendables movies is to put together a dream-team action cast, and then figure out the plot. Audiences have been pleased with the line-ups of the past films, and producer/star Sylvester Stallone is hoping to keep fans happy. We previously reported that Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, and Nicolas Cage were all circling The Expendables 3, and now it looks like Stallone has got them. According to Deadline, the three actors are in “advanced negotiations” to join the film, and Milla Jovovich is also in talks to fight in the boys’ club. Jovovich could be a fun addition to the mix, and the series has definitely run short on female firepower. Audiences love her in the Resident Evil franchise, and I don’t think they’ll have any problem seeing her kicking ass alongside Stallone, Statham, et al.
Sylvester Stallone has developed a strong with his relationship with his fans. Years ago, he did an ask-me-anything on AICN before AMAs even existed. He’s willing to critique his past work, and he’s happy to share what’s happening with his latest projects. Stallone recently took to his Twitter feed to provide some updates on The Expendables 3. He revealed the return of Mickey Rourke by tweeting, “Mighty Mickey is back…..”. Then Stallone teased a couple of new additions to the cast. In December, Jackie Chan said he was on board, and Stallone tweeted yesterday, “What’s the plan? Ask Jackie Chan….” And now that Wesley Snipes is out of prison, Stallone says, “Talked to WESLEY today … He can not WAIT to fight to the top again !!!!!!! Over…” I’m sure Wesley Snipes’ stunt double will be glad to hear it.
Hit the jump for what Stallone had to say about The Expendables 3 trying to outdo one of the best action films in years, The Raid.
We have a treat for you today in the way of the new trailer, poster, images and synopsis for Andrew Goth’s zombie western Gallowwalkers, starring none other than Wesley Snipes (Blade). Although this movie was finalized roughly six years ago, Snipes landed himself in a fair amount of tax-related legal trouble and associated jail time. Now, it seems as if this will finally be the year when Gallowwalkers (and Snipes himself) will be released.
Gallowwalkers also stars Tanit Phoenix, Riley Smith, Kevin Howarth and Patrick Bergin. Hit the jump to see the trailer, images, synopsis and poster.
It appears that Nicolas Cage has forgotten how to use the word “no.” The actor has signed on to a large number of projects as of late, including a reboot of the Evangelical Christian series Left Behind. He’s now adding another project to his slate, though this one is more in line with the fun Nic Cage of the 1990s. We learned back in August that producers were trying to rope in some high profile names for the invetiable action sequel The Expendables 3, and Cage was on said wish list. Now Sylvester Stallone has revealed a bit about the confirmed follow-up, stating that Cage is indeed onboard. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. [Update: A new report indicates that Cage is not actually signed on. Hit the jump for further explanation.]
I haven’t seen The Expendables 2 yet, but the biggest selling point for the sequel and the original is the cast. If you were an action movie star, then The Expendables franchise wants you to pick up a gun and blow shit up. According to Producer Avi Lerner, they’ve already got Nicolas Cage signed up to do just that in The Expendables 3. It’s worth noting that The Expendables 3 isn’t a done deal. Lionsgate hasn’t given the third film a greenlight, but the studio will most likely continue the franchise if the upcoming sequel dominates the box office this weekend (and it probably will).
Cage is the latest addition to the cast (all of which are slated to return, according to Lerner), but he may not be the only big name to join the series. Hit the jump for more.
It’s always a fun treat when a now-famous actor pops up in a small role in an older movie you haven’t re-watched in a while. We previously posted a “Before They Were Famous” supercut, but now someone has edited together a montage of actors in their very first feature film roles. While you’re most likely aware of the majority of these appearances, I’m willing to bet you’ll find at least a few surprises in this video. I had no idea Jon Hamm was in Clint Eastwood’s “old guys can be astronauts too” movie Space Cowboys, but I now feel compelled to move the pic to the top of my Netflix queue.
Watch Jack Nicholson, Woody Allen, Emma Thompson, Zach Braff and many more make their feature debut after the jump.
Have you ever wondered what a film featuring an out-of-retirement Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn mentoring a young baseball prospect would look like? Chances are, probably not. However, that doesn’t mean that the film couldn’t become a reality as Major League writer/director David S. Ward has written a film with a similar premise, and is currently in the process of reuniting much of the original cast for what he thinks of as Major League 3. (Let’s try and forget about that other Major League 3, also known as Major League: Back to the Minors.)
For many, this news is the first step in the necessary healing process after seeing Back to the Minors. For the second step to recovery, hit the jump to find out who else might return to the diamond.
Popular speculation views Antoine Fuqua’s picture, Brooklyn’s Finest, to be a re-hashed version of Martin Scorcese’s 2006 Oscar triumph, The Departed. The assumption is that both movies use the same formula (powerful casts, acclaimed directors, and crooked cops v. career criminals) to tell the same story. In reality, this comparison makes as much sense as Val Kilmer as Batman. It quickly becomes apparent that Fuqua has seen those other cops and robbers films, and has literally flipped the script.
The actors themselves best explain why Fuqua’s soon-to-be-acclaimed picture successfully reinvents the cops and robbers formula. In recent interviews with Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle, and Richard Gere, the stars of the film explain what attracted each of them to the project, and what makes this film so unique.
Hit the jump for more:
In the course of one chaotic week, the lives of three conflicted New York City police officers are dramatically transformed by their involvement in a massive drug operation in Brooklyn’s Finest, a new crime drama from director Antoine Fuqua. Starring Don Cheadle, Wesley Snipes, Ethan Hawke and Richard Gere, the film captures the volatile and deadly world of one of New York’s most dangerous precincts through the eyes of the men and women pledged to protect and serve.
To help promote the March 5 release, we’ve been provided with 9 clips from the film and you can watch them after the jump:
The trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s new film Brooklyn’s Finest has just come online and I don’t believe what I’m seeing. By returning to the setting of his breakthrough film Training Day, has Fuqua made his first good movie since that film? And now with Ethan Hawke playing the dirty cop role, is he going to hold his own along side Richard Gere and Don Cheadle? It all looks that way because Brooklyn’s Finest, which garnered a positive response at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, seems like a pretty damn good movie.
Click over to check out the trailer and hit the jump to read a synopsis. Brooklyn’s Finest hits theaters on March 5, 2010.