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Before a screening of Kick-Ass at ShoWest tonight, Lionsgate premiered the first movie trailer for Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables. I’ve never really been into trailer descriptions, and I didn’t have a notepad on me, so I’m not here with a play by play of the new trailer. I will tell you this: It was incredibly cool, showcased all the big action star names that pack the cast. It even shows a clip from the scene with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, which drew huge cheers from the crowd. If I have any complaint it is that the trailer was lighter on action than I would have expected. I assume the trailer will be attached to Kick-Ass.

Lionsgate has also released two new posters for the film today.
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The Expendables

/Film reader Rolo Tomassi has seen Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables, and provides us with a short, spoiler free review of the early cut, after the jump.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Universal Pictures has released their 2010 line-up, which finally includes a release date for Edgar Wright‘s live-action adaptation of Brian Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The film, which stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman, will be released Summer 2010 on August 13th.

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Did The Expendables Break Sylvester Stallone’s Neck?

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What’s a hairline fracture when the entertainment of millions is at stake? Action movies are meant to look like boiling cauldrons of testosterone, but they’re not always quite like that behind the scenes. Sylvester Stallone claims that his film The Expendables was the real deal through and through, to the point where he’s now got a brand-new metal plate in his neck. Or so he claims.

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No more monster, señor. Back in September, /Film connected the dots between the creature feature aspect of Sylvester Stallone‘s Rambo 5 and his rights to the sci-fi thriller novel, Hunter, by James Huggins. As one might expect, the idea of John Rambo tracking and being tracked by a genetically engineered “abomination” in snow country split fans like a coconut.

As a premise, it fell in line with Stallone’s previous statements about a new genre direction for the franchise, and the promo art above was even released to tease this aspect. Well, today the action legend confirmed that he’s scrapped the idea for the sequel and reserved it for a separate film outside the franchise. So, where will Rambo go next, and more importantly, who as opposed to what will he bludgeon? In his words: “There will be blood.”

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The Expendables

Oh, the irony! The three biggest action stars of the ’80s — Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis — finally shot a scene together last weekend, for Stallone’s film The Expendables. And after decades of fans hoping to see this action version of a Jason/Freddy/Michael Myers mashup their big moment was only a dialogue scene. Take what you can get, I guess. Read More »

The Expendables

Update: It looks like the studio is hunting down this trailer online and removing it from various sites. We’ll see if we can get another version of it up soon.

You will watch this trailer and believe you’ve been transported to another decade. This three minute promo for The ExpendablesSylvester Stallone’s latest project as writer/director/star—has pretty much everything you’d want from a cheesy as all hell ’80s action flick. A group of tough guys gathered to take out some military leader, check. A mysterious female contact who they can’t trust, check. Explosions and said tough guys leaping away from those explosions in slow motion, you bet your ass.

And perhaps most telling that this film knows exactly what it wants to be, you have Dolph Lundgren referencing Showdown in Little Tokyo with “Bring it happy feet!”—this time with Jet Li in the place of the dearly departed Brandon Lee.

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The recent announcement that Rambo V: The Savage Hunt would venture into sci-fi received a surprisingly large and middling response from readers last Friday. More than a year ago, I speculated that the film might take on a similar vein to Predator, and based on a new, official plot synopsis over at AICN, that seems on the money. In fact, the project is a loose adaptation of a sci-fi action book called Hunter by James Byron Huggins (Leviathan). Sylvester Stallone bought the rights to Hunter a while ago, which sees “the world’s greatest tracker and “his giant black wolf Ghost” in a showdown set in Alaska with a massive, intelligent creature, the result of a shadowy DNA-experiment. Rambo V‘s plot is clearly based on the material…

A beast is loose somewhere north of the Arctic Circle…And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation…It’s a job that Rambo and his 22-year-old hunting partner, Beau Brady, can’t turn down, but they and a team of highly skilled Special Forces Kill Team [sic] discover that the prey is beyond their wildest imagination, a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments…they’ll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.

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Kick-Ass and The Expendables Release Dates Announced

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Lionsgate Films has made two big movie release announcements today, for the R-rated comic book film Kick-Ass and the action throwback The Expendables. Details after the jump.

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Bruce Willis Confirms Role in The Expendables

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Back in June, Moviehole published a rumor that Bruce Willis had joined the already packed action star-heavy cast of Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables.

At the time it was unknown if Willis would find the time to shoot the scene, as he was knee deep in the Kevin Smith buddy cop comedy A Couple of Dicks. Sly’s publicist responded to the speculation, noting that some people “have it right” but that she “can’t release the name until the deal is absolutely finalized. I’m not trying to tease you, but you won’t be disappointed..at least most of you won’t.” And now we finally have a confirmation, from the man himself.

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