Sylvester Stallone Directing Jason Statham and Jet Li in The Expendables
by Alex Billington
November 6, 2008
How do you like the sound of that? Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li all kicking some South American ass! Remember way back in February, we wrote about how Stallone had been contracted to direct two action movies? This is one of them. The Expendables will follow a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator. Shooting begins in February in Costa Rica and Louisiana. This sounds like a Rambo-like action-filled jungle-set violence extravaganza - and I can't fucking wait! This casting news is just like if Rambo asked both Statham and Jet Li to join his crew to kill some bad guys.
Not to spoil anything, but given the title of the film, it sounds like these mercenaries were sent down to South America but realize halfway through that they're expendable and meant to die. So in the end they turn on their employer and head back up and kick his ass, too. Either way, I'm sure it'll have a lot of violence and I know that's the way we all like it. I really can't think of a better combination of action stars - Stallone, Statham, and Li! Am I dreaming or is this really happening? No details on who wrote the script, so let's just hope that's up to Stallone standards, too. Sounds like one hell of a combination?