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Sylvester Stallone played a little game with his Twitter followers Tuesday and the result was his disclosure of the director for The Expendables 3. That name? Patrick Hughes, best known for the small Australian film Red Hill, which starred True Blood‘s Ryan Kwatten. Check out Sly’s tweets below.

Here are Sly’s tweets about Hughes. If you head to the feed, you’ll see that he really did try to get Mel Gibson to direct as rumored. Below, though, he talks about also trying to get John Woo and that he’d direct it himself if he didn’t have to star.

Sly also talks about why he chose Hughes and the similarities between them. Thanks to Coming Soon for the heads up.

And just so you don’t have to look, here’s Hughes’ short, Signs, per Sly’s recommendation.

The Expendables 3 is expected to return all the major (Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews) and minor players (Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger) as well as add a bunch of new ones. Rumors suggest Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and maybe even Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford and others. Nothing is confirmed though. Just Hughes and Stallone.

Have you seen Red Hill? Do you think Hughes is a good choice? Can he improve on The Expendables 2? Will he?

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