For those interested in a fifth Rambo movie from Sylvester Stallone, the name Hunter might sound familiar. It’s a novel by James Byron Huggins with a sci-fi premise, in which a specialized, elite hunter takes aim at a “half-human abomination created by a renegade agency” that is tearing through sparse areas north of the Arctic Circle.
Stallone has owned the rights to the novel for years, and has taken different approaches to potentially turn it into a film. One involved making it a fifth Rambo movie, which we reported on back in 2009. Now Stallone is back to working with the material, and looks ready to make the film at LionsGate. Read More »
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The summer of 2012 — a summer that turned out to be rather a mixed bag, as so many hotly-anticipated movie seasons tend to — ends with a bang, or at least an explosion. The Expendables 2 is the Simon West-directed sequel to the Sylvester Stallone film that crammed together a whole bunch of aging action stars in one film.
For the sequel the roster has expanded, with Chuck Norris showing up, Jean-Claude Van Damme as the bad guy (and getting some of the best notes in reviews so far) and expanded roles for Bruce Willis and the post-political Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some of the action looks great, much of the script looks silly, and the guys are all ripped and grimacing, for most of the time, at least.
So how did The Expendables 2 turn out? Germain enjoyed it, with his review highlighting both the silliness and the fact that the film, unlike the first one, does most of what it promises. We’d like to know what you think, too. So sound off after the break, where spoiler comments are encouraged. Read More »
The Expendables 2 delivers on every single insane promise you can imagine. It is loud, stupid, funny, and filled with lots of over the top action. It lets some of the world’s most famous action actors chew the same pieces of scenery. The first film did some of that, but was mostly just boring, getting caught up in a bland story. In this sequel, directed by Simon West (Con Air), there’s definitely some of that bland story, and the dialogue is much worse than that of the first film. But when that is juxtaposed with gory, boisterous action set pieces that include exploding heads, flying knives, plane crashes, boat crashes and guns of all shapes and sizes, it’s forgivable and fun.
Adding to the success is a cast that’s even better this time around, as Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme join the already awesome line-up of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Jet Li and Randy Couture. Oh, and Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s roles are expanded this time too. West hasn’t reinvented the wheel with The Expendables 2, he’s just shined it up real nice, put spikes and skulls on it and rolled it through the mud. So far, it’s the best action film of the year. Read More »
Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting back to work in a big way, having already shot a role in The Expendables 2, and the feature Last Stand. (A trailer for while should go online this week.) Now he’s shooting The Tomb, which puts him back on the screen with Expendables creator and former box-office rival Sylvester Stallone.
Stallone plays a security expert trapped in an unbreakable jail of his own design, while Arnie plays a prisoner in the jail who helps Sly escape. The film also features Jim Caviezel, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones, Amy Ryan, and 50 Cent. Mikael Håfström (1408, The Rite) directed, and that’s the first full image of the two leads, above. Read More »
That’s a new still from Riddick, above, which was recently shared by Vin Diesel. In addition to that, this Sequel Bits features the following stories:
- Casino Royale title designer comes back to open Skyfall
- Sly Stallone gets happy in a clip from The Expendables 2
- Captain America 2 may follow Iron Man 3 to North Carolina
- and Katy Perry wants to be one of Ridley Scott’s replicants.
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Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 by Angie Han
A couple of years ago, around the time that Peter Segal (Get Smart) signed on to direct Warner Bros.’ boxing pic Grudge Match, rumors began spreading that Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone were circling the project. Without a reliable source, however, it seemed like it could just be unsubstantiated chatter from fans eager to see Rocky Balboa and Raging Bull‘s Jake La Motta face off.
But what do you know — sometimes what sounds like fantasy-casting actually does turn out to be true. According to more reliable recent reports, De Niro and Stallone really are in talks to star. More details after the jump.
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We’ve seen two teaser trailers for Simon West’s sequel to The Expendables — well, one teaser, and one trailer for this trailer. But now we’ve got an actual trailer, with actual footage showing some of what happens when you put Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the same movie.
I don’t think there’s anything else I can say here; see the trailer below. (Header image is, sadly, not from the trailer. Consider it a bonus.) Read More »
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We haven’t seen all that much from The Expendables 2, outside of one very thin teaser trailer, a few photos, and that whole conversation over whether the film will be rated R or PG-13. (It will be R. Unless it isn’t.)
This movie being what it is, however, I don’t know how much we really need to see. Simon West directs the sequel to the biggest-ever collection of aged action heroes (and Liam Hemsworth), and anyone who sees the lineup pretty much knows what they’re in for. But maybe you want to see what guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis and everyone’s favorite Van Damme, Jean-Claude, looks like in the film. In that case, the twelve character posters below will do the trick. It’s like The Dirty Dozen, if they were The Avengers, or vice versa. Read More »