Stallone to direct Jason Statham and Jet Li!

Stallone to direct Jason Statham and Jet Li!

Doran Gaston
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07 Nov 2008, 19:01 #1

Apparently, Sylvester Stallone is directing (and co-starring with?) Jet Li and Jason Statham in a movie called The Expendables. I like this idea. I like it a lot.

http://ca.reuters.com/article/entertain ... ZG20081106
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William S. Wilson
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07 Nov 2008, 20:43 #2

I like the idea of Stallone pairing up with some younger action stars a lot too. Of course, I would still love for him to get his Poe feature done.
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08 Dec 2008, 18:37 #3

According to the Ultimate Dolph fan site, Stallone is also trying to get his ROCKY IV nemesis Dolph Lundgren in this, which makes it automatically a must see picture!
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08 Dec 2008, 19:21 #4

While they're at it, why don't they hire Carl Weathers, Mr T and Tommy Morrison. OK, maybe not Tommy Morrison.
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13 Dec 2008, 23:33 #5

UFC star Randy Couture and Forrest Whitaker have also been cast in this. Plus, Jet Li will be fighting Dolph!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39441
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18 Feb 2009, 19:09 #6

Ben Kingsley is out and Eric Roberts is in! Also, some unknown named Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to play himself in a flashback that happens around the filming of CONAN. WOW!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40151
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18 Feb 2009, 19:17 #7

Is Stallone shooting for Cult Classic or just Exploitation Classic and is there a difference?
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18 Feb 2009, 21:19 #8

Stallone
Dolph
Arnold
Eric Roberts
Mickey Rourke
Jet Li
Statham
Forest Whitaker
T-Bag

Is this officially the Greatest Movie Ever yet?
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18 Feb 2009, 21:28 #9

Marty McKee @ Feb 18 2009, 03:19 PM wrote: Stallone
Dolph
Arnold
Eric Roberts
Mickey Rourke
Jet Li
Statham
Forest Whitaker
T-Bag

Is this officially the Greatest Movie Ever yet?
What, no cameo for Cynthia Rothrock? :o
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William S. Wilson
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18 Feb 2009, 22:35 #10

Marty McKee @ Feb 18 2009, 03:19 PM wrote: Stallone
Dolph
Arnold
Eric Roberts
Mickey Rourke
Jet Li
Statham
Forest Whitaker
T-Bag

Is this officially the Greatest Movie Ever yet?
This will blow your mind, but Scott Adkins is also supposed to be in this!
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18 Feb 2009, 22:49 #11

Van Damme needs to be in this. Throw in Seagal and it would be the IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD of B-grade action flicks.

And it's being bankrolled by Millennium/Nu Image! YES!!!

I'd almost rather Stallone stick to starring and let Isaac Florentine direct.
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18 Feb 2009, 22:53 #12

Mark Tinta @ Feb 18 2009, 04:49 PM wrote: Van Damme needs to be in this. Throw in Seagal and it would be the IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD of B-grade action flicks.
Or maybe it's the Destroy All Monsters of b-grade action flicks. :P
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18 Feb 2009, 22:55 #13

Mark Tinta @ Feb 18 2009, 04:49 PM wrote: Van Damme needs to be in this.   Throw in Seagal and it would be the IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD of B-grade action flicks.

And it's being bankrolled by Millennium/Nu Image!  YES!!! 

I'd almost rather Stallone stick to starring and let Isaac Florentine direct.
Why not Chuck Norris? And Sonny Chiba? And Sammo Hung! And, speaking of Isaac Florentine...the Power Rangers!!!! :D
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19 Feb 2009, 00:21 #14

Mark Tinta @ Feb 18 2009, 04:49 PM wrote: Van Damme needs to be in this.
Van Damme was offered a role and turned it down! Suddenly the guy who made about 30 DTV flicks is concerned about character. Here is what he said in a recent interview about it.
“Stallone gave me a part in his next movie," he told us. "But I ask him about the subject, about the story."

"He said, ‘You’re gonna make lots of money.’ I don’t want to hear that, I want to hear what was my character.&nbsp; He was unable to tell what it’s going to be."

"[Stallone said:] 'You know, uh, well, the fighting will be good.' [So I said:] 'Sly, what is my character?' So I didn’t do the movie."
http://www.totalfilm.com/news/van-damme ... xpendables
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19 Feb 2009, 00:44 #15

Brian Camp @ Feb 18 2009, 10:55 PM wrote: Why not Chuck Norris? And Sonny Chiba? And Sammo Hung! And...the Power Rangers!!!! :D
And Jeff Speakman! Michael Dudikoff! Bolo Yeung! Miles O'Keeffe! William Zabka! The Barbarian Brothers!
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19 Feb 2009, 16:26 #16

For some weird reason, this thread is starting to remind me of this:

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19 Feb 2009, 16:44 #17

William S. Wilson @ Feb 18 2009, 06:21 PM wrote: Van Damme was offered a role and turned it down!&nbsp; Suddenly the guy who made about 30 DTV flicks is concerned about character.&nbsp; Here is what he said in a recent interview about it.
“Stallone gave me a part in his next movie," he told us. "But I ask him about the subject, about the story."

"He said, ‘You’re gonna make lots of money.’ I don’t want to hear that, I want to hear what was my character.  He was unable to tell what it’s going to be."

"[Stallone said:] 'You know, uh, well, the fighting will be good.' [So I said:] 'Sly, what is my character?' So I didn’t do the movie."
http://www.totalfilm.com/news/van-damme ... xpendables
They need to write some scenes for Van Damme that give him lots of "character," pay him less money than they would have, then shoot those scenes, along with some obligatory fight scenes, cut out all the "character" scenes, and leave in only what the rest of us would want to see. Somebody involved in the movie has got to be smart enough to finesse this. B)
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William S. Wilson
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19 Feb 2009, 20:32 #18

Apparently Stallone got the memo and decided to make it cooler by casting Danny Trejo!

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/02/dan ... xpendables
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19 Feb 2009, 21:04 #19

I hope we're not looking at another SNAKES ON A PLANE type disappointment. Not that this movie is being over-hyped (yet).
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19 Mar 2009, 21:03 #20

Stallone has knocked the coolness of the flick down a couple of notches by revealing to AICN that he has cast Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) in the flick.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40487
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