Lionsgate has released the first official images of Sylvester Stallone's new film, The Expendables, which is currently filming and set for an April 23, 2010 release date. Click below to enlarge these first new images from this new action film.

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Sylvester Stallone is set to star in and direct The Expendables. Stallone, who also wrote the script, will be joined onscreen by Jason Statham, while Jet Li is in final negotiations to join the action film.

The movie follows a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator.