That’s right. You’ve got three genres of action all coming together in The Expendables. The film will star all three action heroes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li in a film written and soon to be directed by Stallone.
Stallone said about the film: “Making films with Nu Image/Millennium gives me as the director the opportunity to make the films I envision,” Stallone said. “I am happy to be partnering with them again and am looking forward to working with Jason and Jet.”
The film is about a team that is sent on jobs that no one else will do. In the film they are “sent to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator to liberate the population.” Sounds pretty bad-ass to me.
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.