Could you image The Expendables without Sylvester Stallone being involved in every little part of the development and production process? The man owned the 80′s action genre of which the movie payed homage to so it only seems right that he would pen and direct the sequel. Unfortunately, 24 Frames claims that Stallone might be handing off those reigns to someone else. What’s up with that?
The site says that The Expendables 2 is a high priority project for Millennium Films, where Stallone is currently meeting with possible directors to helm it. The script for the new movie has been written by David Agosto and Ken Kaufman. Kaufman previously penned the Clint Eastwood film Space Cowboys and Curious George (we don’t know how we feel about this one).
The Expendables was an indie film that took a risk on a group of oldies but goodies from the action genre and it became a huge hit. It debuted at number one and stayed there for two weeks. It grossed $275-million worldwide against an initial investment of $80 million. We’re not sure if all of the remaining cast members will return for the sequel, but we do know Stallone is on board to star. Too bad he won’t direct.
Who do you think should direct The Expendables sequel?