Sylvester Stallone Will Not Write or Direct 'The Expendables' Sequel
Though I found myself underwhelmed by the ensemble action romp that was The Expendables, the prospect of Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to acting and hopefully a bigger role in the sequel is somewhat enticing. And this time around, perhaps what didn't work on the page or screen will can be tweaked a bit. The biggest reason this might happen is 24 Frames has learned that Sylvester Stallone will not write or direct the sequel. Apparently Stallone (who wrote and directed the first film in addition to starring in it) is currently in the process of meeting with directors to tackle the sequel and a script is already done.
Though no details on the story have been given, writers David Agosto and Ken Kaufman are behind the script. The former doesn't have any credits that really lend faith to his talents, but Kaufman did pen Space Cowboys, a decent flick that also had an aged ensemble cast along with action and comedy. Last we heard about the sequel, we heard Bruce Willis might even return and the actor said that Stallone would be "going for all the marbles this time." Stallone himself said that he was looking to do something "quite radical" with the sequel as well. The good news for those who enjoyed The Expendables is another one probably isn't too far off, and I guess the rest of us will just have to hope it's a little better this time around. So who should direct The Expendables sequel?