Work is underway on a new “Expendables” film, with Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone returning as cast members to carry out dangerous missions.
Along with Statham and Stallone, franchise vets Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture are repeating their roles for the fourth installment in the action-packed saga, while 50 cents, Megan Fox and Tony Ja are joining the series.
Scott Wah is directing the latest “The Expendables” from a screenplay by Spencer Cohen with corrections by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly. The film from Lionsgate and Millennium Media will begin production this fall.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends in Millennium Media for the next installment of the Excendable Franchise,” said Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions and co-production at Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “It’s so much fun to bring these stars together for a banned action movie. The new film will add spots and be the biggest, worst adventure yet. ”
Millennium Media President Jeffrey Greenstein added, “The Expendables is back, and we couldn’t have been more excited to bring this star-studded, action-packed film to the big screen with Lionsgate, who has been with us since the beginning of this franchise. . To keep it fresh and fun, we’ve added exciting new stars to join the seniors; Popcorn entertainment is guaranteed. ”
Stallone directed the first “The Expendables”, which opened in 2010, and had cameos by Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite mixed reviews and modest box office returns, it has created two creatively sequels – 2012’s “The Expendable 2” and 2013’s “The Expendables 3”. Jean-Claude Van Damm and Antonio Banderas, Jet Lee, Wesley Snipes and Kelsey Grammar are on the list.
The three movies, which paid homage to blockbuster action movies in the late 80s and early 90s, collectively grossed more than 800 800 million at the global box office. The discussion of the fourth movie has been going on for years, but until recently it has not officially got the green light.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.