Stallone did it himself on the first film. Then he drafted in Simon West to take the chair for the sequel. And now it looks like Australian director Patrick Hughes is set to get the job for The Expendables 3.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, Stallone teased a number of clues as to the identity of the new director, before finally announcing that Hughes was his choice for the job, recommending the director’s feature debut, Red Hill.
And also recommending his short film, Signs, which you can watch below.
Hey , Everyone should go look at Patrick Hughes short film on U-Tube It »
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From movies based on real life stories to fictional based movies, movies involving sports have proven to be inspirational, often timeless pieces that will touch your inner athlete time and time again. I have compiled a list of some of the most inspirational movies that got rave reviews from sports critics along with those who have never played a day in their life.
This is a movie based on the idea of turning something that is essentially broken into a winner. This movie was the first of a trilogy. It has also since been re-made in order stay current and featured Hollywood mega-star, Billy Bob Thornton.
The original movie, made in 1976, starred Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neil and became a classic in its own right. Matthau plays a down on his luck alcoholic who needs some extra money to support his habit. O’Neil, the daughter of his estranged ex-girlfriend, »
He may not have landed The Rock, and he still might be trying to get Jackie Chan on board, but Sylvester Stallone has announced the man who will attempt to wrangle the Expendables for their third time on screen: Red Hill director Patrick Hughes. The Australian director, who got his start making shorts before segueing into the successful 2010 Western thriller, is Stallone’s choice to carry the mantle first shouldered by Rocky himself and then Simon West for last year’s sequel.As for what the film will actually be about? Sly isn’t saying yet, though assuming they’re all available, it’ll round up regular cohorts such as Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and possibly Chuck Norris. And you can bet Sly’s been working the phones to lock in some other names besides trying to lure Chan.According to the man himself, »
After playing a bit of a guessing game with his followers, Sylvester Stallone confirmed that Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes will direct The Expendables 3. Here are a few of the tweets that Sylvester Stallone sent out over the past few days.
Found an Exciting director... Things sometimes happen for a Reason....Okay?
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 20, 2013
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 20, 2013
Ok .. Last HINTHe is New.. the last film he didwas more Red than Blue...
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 23, 2013
RentRED Hill.Great Movie!!500,000 budget 20 day shoot, Amazing - Rocky was 850,000 and 25 days , Good Omen!!!
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 23, 2013
Sylvester Stallone has revealed to fans via his Twitter account just who will take over directing action sequel The Expendables 3. While it’s unknown if he actively sought Mel Gibson to helm, it won’t be Oscar-winning director and troubled superstar actor taking the reigns from Simon West.
Australian director Patrick Hughes, who helmed the stylish western slasher Red Hill starring Ryan Kwantan, will direct the blockbusting action extravaganza that is sure to reunite Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Ludgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Jet Li, with recently reported newcomers Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan.
Hughes’ Aussie chiller is worth a watch and certainly showed that he has some genuine talent in crafting a taut suspense film in a unique location. How he handles a big-budget all-star action spectacle, only time will tell.
RentRED Hill.Great Movie!!500,000 budget 20 day shoot, Amazing – Rocky was 850,000 and 25 days , Good Omen!!!
- Craig Hunter
The Sopranos will forever be instilled in the fabric of culture. Its success and game-changing format was intrinsic to the success of HBO and revitalised televisual drama forever. Without The Sopranos HBO would not have experienced the success it enjoys today and we would not have shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and True Blood. This successful model was adopted by other networks like AMC, FX and Showtime who have given us Dexter, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. The Sopranos was the game changer and revolutionalised television forever. Televisual drama is now considered a valued art form akin to film thanks to the success of The Sopranos.
The series’ rich and compelling storylines captivated audiences for 8 years and won a host of Emmys over its six seasons. Tony Soprano is still one of the most fascinating characters in television history but he was helped by a phenomenal supporting cast »
- Gearoid Gillett
Just two months after suffering a heart attack, Sylvester Stallone's unbelievable mother Jackie Stallone resurfaced on her two feet ... shopping for discount groceries at a 99 Cent store in L.A. on Monday.Taking a cue from her buff "Rocky" star son, the on the mend 91-year-old celebrity astrologer proved to be a true fighter as she stocked her cart with cheap, healthy fruits and vegetables just weeks after her health scare.Absolutely nothing can »
- TMZ Staff
Sylvester Stallone has settled his case against a contractor he sued for $1.4 million. The 'Rocky' actor was suing Mohamed Hadid after alleging he did a bad job of renovating his property, describing him as an 'unscrupulous, unlicensed predator' but the case has now been settled out of court and while details have not been revealed, a source told TMZ 'Sly was smiling.' Meanwhile, Mr. Hadid had claimed the 66-year-old actor threatened to blow his head off. He obtained a temporary restraining order against the 'Expendables' actor after alleging the Hollywood legend pushed him in court before saying: 'I am going to kill you mother****r.' According to legal documents, the builder also alleged Stallone once »
Late-blooming fan-fiction auteur Sylvester Stallone, on the verge of finishing his latest mash-up crossovers Tango & Terminator and Rocky vs. Raging Bull, is finally getting back to his crossover mega-franchise The Expendables (which is itself sort of the Crisis on Infinite Earths of old things). Stallone has spent the last month free-associating about The Expendables 3 on his Twitter account, promising mountains of surprises and more humor, saying in no uncertain terms that Steven Seagal will not be involved but that Jackie Chan has a spot saved on the roster, and also putting out a casual casting call for a “tech wizard, »
- Darren Franich
When last we reported on writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz's boxing biopic Hands of Stone, Gael Garcia Bernal (Letters to Juliet) and Al Pacino (Scarface) were in talks to play the leads. Now, it looks like Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) and Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty) are set as trainer Ray Arcel and the focus of the biopic, Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran. Winning 103 of 119 contests against such top-tier talent as Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Hector Camacho and Vinny Pazienza, Duran might be most remembered for the infamous fight against Leonard in which Duran called out, "No mas!" in order to quit the fight prematurely. Hit the jump for more. De Niro recently wrapped on another fighting pic - Peter Segal's Grudge Match with Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone - but will head to Panama in September to start production on Hands of Stone. Per Deadline, here's »
- Dave Trumbore
A contractor being sued for $1.4 million by Sylvester Stallone claims the actor threatened to blow his head off. Mohamed Hadid has obtained a temporary restraining order against the 'Rocky' actor after alleging the Hollywood legend threatened him and pushed him in court before saying: 'I am going to kill you mother****r.' According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the builder also claims Stallone once threatened to smash his head in with a baseball bat and told him: 'Get these dirty Mexicans out of here or I will blow your head off.' Stallone is suing Hadid after alleging he did a bad job of renovating his property, describing him as an 'unscrupulous, unlicensed predator'. Hadid has been granted »
A contractor who is being sued by Sylvester Stallone over a construction project gone bad is now lashing out himself ... claiming in new legal docs the actor abused his dog and threatened to blow the contractor's head off.Mohamed Hadid just got a temporary restraining order against Sly, claiming the "Rocky" star walked up to him in court, pushed him and threatened, "I am going to kill you motherf****r." Sly is about to go »
- TMZ Staff
We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on a comic anthology series featuring Alice Cooper, UK premiere details for Big Ass Spider!, information on the Karen Black fund, and much more:
Details on the Karen Black Fund: “Karen has been waging a battle for over two years with cancer. She has not talked about this publicly because she was hoping it would be cured and she could call herself a cancer survivor. Karen was diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November of 2010. After suffering through nausea, fainting and losing over thirty pounds, she was finally declared Ned – No Evidence of Disease in July. But by December 2011 a small tumor developed and another surgery was in order, which left her completely bed-ridden. Her cancer seemed conquered though. By spring 2012 she was doing a lot better »
- Tamika Jones
As we’ve just posted our essay about Meryl Streep’s Burberry trench coat in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), it seems fitting we have a round up of the best coat related posts in the Clothes on Film archive. This is coats purely as outerwear too. So, even though lounge suit jackets are traditionally referred to as coats, here they stay as jackets. Likewise Victorian frock coats; that is a round up for another day. Click the image to read the article.
The plush fur-trimmed coat worn by Angelina Jolie as Christine Collins in 1920/30s set The Changeling (2008). Jolie referred to her costumes as “dolls’ clothes”, which is more costume designer Deborah Hopper’s unwavering commitment to the period than anything else.
Gwyneth Paltrow as middle class fashion icon Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). That toffee coloured fur coat is by Fendi, real mink and will set you back around $4,000 – if you can find one. »
- Chris Laverty
"I don't trust anybody, that's how you stay in the game."
At 66, Sylvester Stallone is reaching that age when most action movie stars contemplate retirement or transition into playing kindly grandfathers, grumpy old men, and butlers (no offense, Sir Michael), yet 'Sly' continues to make the kind of movies that made him famous when he was a young man. After surprising everyone but his hardcore fans with the success of his throwback action movies The Expendables 1 & 2, Stallone stumbled a bit with his solo movie Bullet to the Head, but he's got the support of great co-stars in his upcoming action movie The Tomb with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the boxing comedy Grudge Match with Robert De Niro, currently in production. The Expendables had a bigger opening weekend than any of Stallone's previous movies, but is it also his best movie? Does Barney Ross deserve a spot alongside John Rambo and Rocky Balboa? »
- BrentJS Sprecher
In the 1979 "Rocky" sequel, Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa character buys a house after losing a boxing match to Apollo Creed. Now that South Philadelphia house is on sale. The asking price is $139,000. The filmmakers behind "Rocky II" picked the house for the movie because they liked how the front of the home looked. They then knocked on the door and made a deal to use it in the film. The 1,036 sq-ft house has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a basement. The reason the home is for sale is because the woman who lived there since the time of filming has recently died. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Using Twitter, Sylvester Stallone has been talking about Expendables 3. Rocky had the following to say (in bold, my “humorous” commentary underneath.. Writing EX3 at the moment... there are going to be mountains of surprises..Took the girls riding .. They are loving horses like their folks. Presume there won’t be any horses in the the third one? EX3 needs New blood and more humor.... The films were always meant to be more on the humorous side with moments of drama More humor? That’s a good thing I guess as the second one was rather hilarious. But drama? Seriously? Lets drop the drama altogether and blow some other shit up! No S. Seagal, sorry ,but maybe we get lucky with J. Chan! And some young bloods!!! Seagal is zero loss, but Jackie Chan would be rather awesome! Fingers crossed! By young I mean 22 to 27. Not big bruisers but tech wizard, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Movies that seem cheesy in the States – where audiences hate arthouse films but demand novelty in the mainstream arena – often haven't passed their sell-by date abroad
It's not been the finest month for old-age powerhouses at the Us box office. Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback film proper, The Last Stand, made a disastrous $12m. His old sparring partner Sylvester Stallone might have looked in better shape after his successful Rambo and Rocky resurrections of recent years, but his revenge thriller Bullet to the Head did even worse: only $9m. Bruce Willis took the safest course, sticking to a tested property for his A Good Day to Die Hard, and came out tidiest: $59m and counting. But that's still John McClane's worst performance on home turf (even before inflation-adjustment).
The results cast serious doubts about the future viability of the 1980s head-boy brigade – especially Schwarzenegger and Stallone, who are respectively eight and nine years older than Willis. »
- Phil Hoad
Odd List Ryan Lambie 6 Mar 2013 - 06:48
With Robot & Frank out this week in the UK, here’s a look at a few of cinema’s other great robot butlers...
It’s telling that the word ‘robot’ - coined by Josef Capek and first appearing in print in his brother Karel’s play Rossum’s Universal Robots in 1920 - is derived from the Czech word for ‘labour’. Stories of artificial people and automata have appeared in stories for centuries, and it’s often the case that these inhuman constructs are given tasks that their human masters wouldn’t want to do themselves. From the factory-produced workers of Capek’s Rur mentioned above to the eerily blank David in Prometheus, the notion of the robotic servant is a familiar one in science fiction.
It’s a theme touched on in this year’s Robot & Frank, a moving sci-fi drama about an »
From a silent Hitchcock movie to the story of a boxer who dreams of being a great violinist, Danny Leigh explores cinema's enduring love of the fight game
Boxing was there at the very dawn of cinema. As early as 1894, film-makers were shooting prize fights: the fast and furious physical spectacle was perfect for the new medium of motion pictures. Soon, scores of directors had been drawn to boxing – not just for the violence but for the drama of fighters' lives. In 1927, Hitchcock made The Ring, a silent tale of a pugilistic love triangle that is his one and only original screenplay. While many boxing movies reached greatness, even the most ordinary could still thrill with a canny sprinkling of what became genre staples: wise old trainers, crooked promoters, fixes, comebacks, wives who can't bear to look. In fact, plenty of boxing films are really about the women behind the men. »
- Danny Leigh
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