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Holy shit. Now this is an action troika! But how exactly is little Jet Li going to fit in with hulking cinematic killers like Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham? I guess we’ll find out when Stallone’s “The Expendables” hits the big screen, most likely next year. The sure-to-be-big action movie is the first of a two-picture deal Stallone struck with Nu Image last year after the surprise commercial and critical success of his “Rambo”. And speaking of the bow-carrying badass, Rambo will return yet again, thus completing Stallone’s deal with Nu Image. But that’s for another day. So what’s this “The Expendables” about?
Reuters, via the Hollywood Reporter, once again fills us in:
The main characters are sent to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator to liberate the population. Their team is “expendable,” hired to do jobs that no one else can or will. Principal photography will begin in February in Costa Rica and Louisiana.
So basically it’s “Rambo”. You remember in “Rambo” when Rambo and the mercs are sent behind enemy lines to rescue the missionaries? Well it’s basically that , minus the missionaries. Hey, I’m not saying it’s going to be the most original action movie to ever hit the big screen, but considering the kind of over-the-top-but-still-pretty-hardcore action Stallone pulled in “Rambo”, it does mean I’m looking forward to the plasma-fueled mayhem of “The Expendables”.
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