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Tool, Mickey Rourke’s character in “The Expendables”, has been described as “the heart and soul” of their little mercenary cadre, the wise nucleus that the ensemble cast of characters revolve around. But as it turns out, he’s not going to be back for the Simon West (“Con Air”) directed sequel. Deadline reports, “Rourke did the first film as a favor to director Sylvester Stallone, but it doesn’t sound like there was a big financial incentive to return for a reprise on the surprise hit.”
One potential plot rumor has it that the death of Tool is the spark that ignites the action in “The Expendables 2”. Killing off a character off screen is certainly one way to get around his otherwise mysterious absence in the second installment. I guess we’ll see what happens with this one.
Instead of saddling up his badass motorcycle and riding into battle with his brothers in arms, Rourke is in talks to team up with Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell in “Seven Psychopaths”, Martin McDonagh’s follow up to 2008’s “In Bruges”.
Here’s a quick rundown of what “Seven Psychopaths” is all about:
Farrell… plays a screenwriter in Los Angeles who struggles to find the handle on his script, called “Seven Psychopaths”. The screenwriter gets drawn into the dognapping escapades of his friends (played by Rockwell and Walken). Once the beloved Shih Tzu owned by a psychopathic gangster goes missing, the screenwriter finds himself fueled with all the drama he needs for his screenplay, if he can stay alive long enough to write it all down.
This in itself is a pretty good reason to get excited. With that cast, story, and creative team, “Seven Psychopaths” has a world of grim potential. Let’s face it, while “The Expendables” was fun as a throwback to the 80s acitoners I grew up with and still love dearly—and I’m sure I’ll feel the same way about the sequel—it wasn’t exactly a great film, and it certainly didn’t tread any new ground. “Seven Psychopaths”, on the other hand, could turn into something really special.
Via : Deadline