The Expendables

(2010)

The Expendables is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things arent quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

Female Version of ‘The Expendables’ Moves Forward

Female Version of ‘The Expendables’ Moves Forward

Producer Adi Shankar is moving forward on an untitled action-thriller in the same vein as this weekend's The Expendables 2, only with an all-female cast.

Screenwriter Dutch Southern has come aboard to write the script. No story details were given, except that it will be inspired by Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables franchise. Adi Shankar will produce through his 1984 Private Defense Contractors company, which is also fully financing the project. The company has financed recent movies such as The Grey, Machine Gun Preacher, Killing Them Softly, and Broken City.

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‘The Expendables’ Eyed for Potential TV Series

Lionsgate is looking to transfer several of its movie properties to the small screen, with possible TV versions of The Expendables, Red, and Step Up coming soon.

Both Red and Step Up are Summit Entertainment properties, which Lionsgate now controls after purchasing Summit back in January. All of these franchises are still viable box office properties, with The Expendables 2 hitting theaters August 17, Red 2 arriving August 2, 2013, and Step Up: Revolution debuting July 27.

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EXCLUSIVE: Randy Couture Talks ‘The Expendables’

The Expendables was one of this summer's biggest hits, and it finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, November 23rd. Sylvester Stallone directs an all-star cast, assembling the world's greatest tough-guy actors in one legendary action ensemble. This hard-hitting thriller features Sly, along with his buddies Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Eric Roberts, just to name a few.

The story follows a group of mercenaries as they infiltrate South America to overthrow a ruthless dictator. While the movie is jam-packed full of incredible action sequences, one of the most exciting moments is a fight to the death between three-time world champion MMA fighter Randy Couture and former WWE Superstar Steve Austin (formerly known as Stone Cold). To celebrate this awesome new release, we caught up with Randy Couture to chat with him about his tussle with Steve, working with Sylvester Stallone, and the impending sequel.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dolph Lundgren Talks ‘The Expendables’

The Expendables was one of last summer's biggest hits, garnering writer/director/star Sylvester Stallone his best opening weekend of all time. Of course, he had a little help from his friends, with an ensemble crew that contains some of the hardest hitting action icons of all time. Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Steve Austin were but a few who showed up. Among the fan favorites in the cast was Dolph Lundgren, who returned to reteam with Sly for the first time since their brutal boxing match to the near death in Rocky IV.

Lundgren plays Gunner Jensen, best friend of Barney Ross (Stallone), leader of The Expendables. He is a crazy loose cannon that eventually gets kicked off the team for his own good. The role offered Dolph a chance to really shine on the big screen. Not only an actor, the man is also a director and a certified genius. And a hell of a nice man. We recently caught up with Dolph to celebrate the release of The Expendables on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, November 23rd.

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‘The Expendables’ DVD and Blu-ray Arrives November 23rd

The Expendables is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things arent quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

The Expendables was released August 13th, 2010.

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‘The Expendables 2’ Wants Bruce Willis as Its Super Villain

After spending two weekends at the top of the box office charts, and a third weekend that should push The Expendables pretty close to $100 million, it's a no-brainer that creator Sylvester Stallone would jump right into making The Expendables 2 as quickly as possible. If the writer/director/actor/action icon had it his way, we'd be seeing this sequel in August of next year. Like Lionsgate's Saw, this is a serialized franchise that could potentially happen every mid-August weekend until audiences got tired of it, or the actors were simply too old to lift a machine gun. Though, most likely, we won't be seeing The Expendables 2 until summer of 2012.

From the very start, Sylvester Stallone always envisioned this title as a trilogy, at the very least. As we know from 2006's Rocky Balboa, the sixth film in that series, and 2008's Rambo, the fourth, Sylvester Stallone doesn't mind taking a character beyond three films if the story is a solid one. And it seems that he has a pretty solid story lined up for The Expendables 2. In talking with Sylvester Stallone at Comic-Con, the actor made it clear that his rough team of mercenaries would return with new faces in the group, as well as his quasi-hit country song "Drinkenstein" from Rhinestone playing on a Jukebox somewhere in the background.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Expendables’ TV Spot with MovieWeb Quote!

Sylvester Stallone's film was number one at the box office for the second weekend in a row.

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