Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Sylvester Stallone will direct a new action film titled The Expendables, which he also wrote. The film will star three action stars from three different countries: Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li. This kind of reminds me of when Quentin Tarantino was originally planning to fill Inglourious Basterds with a team of American action heros. The story follows an “expendable” team, hired to do jobs that no one else can or will, who are sent to infiltrate a South American country to overthrow the ruthless dictator and liberate the country. The film is part of a two-picture deal Stallone has with Nu Image/Millennium Films. Principal photography is set to begin in Costa Rica and Louisiana in February 2009.