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I haven’t heard this before, but according to the guys at Scott Adkins’ fanpage Scott Adkins Fanz, the man himself has joined the cast of Renny Harlin’s upcoming “Hercules 3D”. The site has also posted two posters for the upcoming movie, which you can see below. “Hercules 3D” will star Kellan Lutz (“Twilight”) as the son of Zeus, while Adkins (“The Expendables 2″) will play King Amphitryon, who according to the Hercules legend, is the husband of Hercules’ mom Alcmene, who was impregnated by Zeus after the horny God disguised himself as Amphitryon in order to seduce her. This results in Alcmene giving birth to twin boys — Hercules, Zeus’s son, and Iphicles, Amphitryon’s son. I haven’t a clue how that works, but you know the Greeks. Wacky people, them. IMDb.com lists Liam Garrigan as playing Iphicles, so it looks like Hercules’ twin bro will be in the movie, »
News Simon Brew 23 May 2013 - 06:35
Before The Expendables 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2 came along, the highest grossing film of Jean-Claude Van Damme's career at the Us box office was Timecop. Comfortably one of his best movies, Timecop was originally based on a story published by Dark Horse Comics, and The Hollywood Reporter has now broken the news that a fresh take on the material is in the works.
The project is in the early stages, and thus far there's no writer attached to the film. It's being produced by Marc Shmuger and Tom McNulty, though. It's also already clear that Jean-Claude Van Damme is not involved in the project. Whether they eventually sneak in a cameo for him if this one makes it to fruition remains to be seen.
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I love The Expendables franchise like I love Bruce Willis’s beautiful bald head: with no bounds. What is there not to love about sexagenarians hopped up on steroids blowing stuff up by the sheer force of their masculinity? No, seriously: The Expendables rocks. The Expendables 2 was equally awesome, and of course I have nothing but high hopes for The Expendables 3. If man behind the explosions, Sylvester Stallone, has anything to say about it, we’ll soon be adding one more badass to our badass list.
Stallone recently Tweeted that he’s been speaking to ‘Steven S.’ about The Expendables 3, which Mr. S. is totally into, ‘if the part fits.’ Steven S., in all likelihood, is none other than perhaps the only badass not to get in on the action yet: Steven Seagal. If Seagal joins the cast of The Expendables 3, he’ll be following in »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
With director Patrick Hughes confirmed to be at the helm of The Expendables 3, the biggest concern is rounding up all the bad asses to make up the ensemble of action stars kicking ass this time around. Wesley Snipes has been pegged for a role, and recently Stallone further confirmed the involvement of Jackie Chan and return of Mickey Rourke. Now it sounds like another new face might enter the mix. Stallone took to Twitter for another revelation and merely said, "Just talked to Steven S. in Moscow. Sounds great and says he wants to be in EX3, if the part fits..." If you're thinking that means Steven Spielberg, just get out of here. Stallone pretty much has to be talking about Steven Seagal, the once thriving action star who many fans have been clamoring to have show up, especially after Chuck Norris got a chance to shine in The Expendables 2. »
- Ethan Anderton
You don't get points for the good movie no one went to see. Pretend for a moment you have an endless amount of money to make any movie you want. What would it be? An action film? Romance? Comedy? Who would direct? Who would star? Pretend I came to you with a film directed by James Toback (Tyson) starring Alec Baldwin and Neve Campbell in something of a politically-inspired erotic Middle Eastern adventure inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris in which there's the promise of exploratory sex. How much would you be willing to pay to help fund that film? Better yet, what would it take to get you to fund that film? While navigating the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Toback and Baldwin took such an idea to a variety of investors, both foreign and domestic to get the proposed film off the ground, while also taking a »
- Brad Brevet
We've heard plenty of rumours over the past few months about possible casting additions for The Expendables 3, and now that Sylvester Stallone has found a director in Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes (Red Hill), it seems it's full steam ahead on casting for the third instalment in the 'geri-action' franchise.
Taking to Twitter, Stallone has announced that Mickey Rourke will reprise the role of Tool for the threequel, having sat out last year's The Expendables 2, as well as confirming the addition of martial arts icon Jackie Chan. So far, the only other actor to be confirmed for The Expendables 3 is Wesley Snipes, but the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Jet Li are all expected to return for a third outing.
At this point in time, it's unclear when The Expendables 3 will go into production, although a 2014 release date looks likely... especially »
- Flickering Myth
Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall, a former intelligence officer who now lives a solitary existence while holding down a job at Home Depot. He is forced to spring back into action when an act of kindness towards a teenage prostitute (Chloe Moretz) lands him in hot water with the Russian mafia. Marton Csokas will play a deadly fixer for the Russian mob.
Antoine Fuqua is directing from a screenplay by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2), which is based on the CBS TV series The Equalizer starring Edward Woodward that ran from 1985 to 1989. Production is scheduled to begin this summer in Boston.
Sylvester Stallone has offered an Expendables 3 update.
The actor has revealed that Mickey Rourke will be returning for the action comedy's third outing on Twitter.
"What's the plan? Ask Jackie Chan..." he tweeted.
He also said that the film would rival The Raid.
"We believe we can do better than The Raid, which was an excellent film," he wrote. "Raising the bar..."
Watch a trailer for The Expendables 2 below: »
It looks like former California Governor and Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to co-star in a reboot of the 1984 series The Toxic Avenger. His would be the supporting mentor role according to a press release, but the role truly sounds perfect for him.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release over at Deadline.
Los Angeles, CA (May, 2013) –Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (Ift) President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights »
- Jess Orso
Actor in talks to star in remake of 1984 action comedy about mutated man who wreaks revenge on bullies
Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in a remake of the classic 1984 cult film The Toxic Avenger, about a mutated hero who wreaks bloody revenge on his erstwhile tormentors, according to Variety.
Schwarzenegger's role remains unclear, but he will not be playing the title character. The Toxic Avenger is traditionally a seven-stone weakling who is transformed into a muscle-bound monstrosity after being dumped in a barrel of toxic waste by a gang of bullies. Lloyd Kaufman's original film was a flop upon release but subsequently gained huge popularity on the New York midnight screening circuit: three sequels eventually emerged, culminating in 2000's Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and there has also been a musical and a cartoon spin-off.
- Ben Child
Back in August of last year we heard that John Travolta was being eyed for a role in director Steve Pink's (Hot Tub Time Machine) upcoming remake of Troma's 1984 cult comedy-horror The Toxic Avenger, and while things have fallen silent since then, we now have another big name (literally and figuratively) to throw into the mix, with Variety reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger is being lined up to star in the reboot.
According to The Wrap, Arnie won't play Toxie himself, but rather "The Exterminator", a character described as "a former black ops agent who trains the protagonist to use his powers for good. Together they take on the lurking menace created by the polluters, as well as the polluters themselves."
- Flickering Myth
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.
Set to be introduced to buyers at Cannes 2013, The Toxic Avenger is currently in pre-production and scheduled to start principal photography this fall.
- Michelle McCue
Here’s some casting news most people didn’t see coming. A big budget remake of The Toxic Avenger has been in the works for quite some time, but it just got a big boost with the announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to join the cast:
Los Angeles, CA (May, 2013) –Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (Ift) President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos. »
- Jonathan James
Well now. Can't say we saw this one coming. Some pretty strange news is coming out of Hollyweird today as Arnold Schwarzenegger, yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is in talks to star in Troma's remake of The Toxic Avenger.
From the Press Release
Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler, and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (Ift) President Ariel Veneziano, who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.
Set to be introduced to buyers »
- Uncle Creepy
Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Toxic Avenger movies could be considered relics from the 1980s, but now the two worlds are going to be combined. Variety is reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has kept busy with movies like The Expendables 2, The Last Stand and the upcoming Escape Plan, is now in talks to star in a reboot featuring the famous mutated monster hero. Schwarzenegger won't be taking the titular role in the movie, but the trade says that he will be playing "another lead role." The "reimagining" is described by sources as being a more mainstream action-adventure film, suggesting that the property could lose a little of its midnight madness charm.Screenwriter Steve Pink, whose credits include Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, is working on the screenplay with newcomer Daniel C. Mitchell. The original film, directed by Troma Entertainment.s Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, told the story »
The Last Stand is famous for being former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.s big return to film as a leading man. Although we did catch Schwarzenegger in The Expendables and The Expendables 2, in The Last Stand, the focus is mostly on the veteran action hero. However, Schwarzenegger is not the hero of this exclusive Blu-ray bonus clip. Instead, director Kim Ji-Woon is. The South Korean director has found success with films like A Tale of Two Sisters and A Bittersweet Life, but his first film in the Us.and in English.is The Last Stand. In the clip, the actors and Ji-Woon both speak about the language barrier that was present during filming, as well as how the actors were usually able to understand the director.s intent, even if he wasn.t speaking in English. It seems wild to think an entire movie could be accomplished with a language barrier, »
Sylvester Stallone is mourning the loss of his beloved pup Phoebe was found dead of an apparent coyote attack earlier this month. The Expendables 2 actor and his family were on a community-wide hunt for the dog after she went missing a few weeks back, TMZ reports, but the search ended in tragedy when someone discovered Phoebe's lifeless body on Stallone's property. According to the site, the 66-year-old action star had posted missing flyers all throughout his Bel Air neighborhood as soon as Phoebe went missing, even [...] »
The first two entries in The Expendables franchise were over-the-top homages to 80′s action flicks. Do they work? It doesn’t matter — they don’t need to work in order to accomplish their mission, which is to provide mindless fun. This probably has a lot to do with the people who directed them — The Expendables was helmed and produced by Sylvester Stallone (whom I consider a wild card in the movie industry), whereas The Expendables 2 was championed by Simon West.
The latter found some box-office success with When a Stranger Calls and The Mechanic, but also directed last year’s Taken rip-off Stolen, a total flop. This time, however, we’re left scratching our heads as Australian director Patrick Hughes has been announced to direct The Expendables 3.
“Patrick who?” you may ask. Well, we know he directed Red Hill. That’s it, though. What’s Stallone thinking? Is »
- Paulo Lazo
Breaking: Australian helmer Patrick Hughes has been set to direct The Expendables 3, the latest installment in the he-man franchises presided over by Sylvester Stallone. Stallone gave his blessing to Hughes, a very successful commercials director who three years ago helmed Red Hill. Hughes met with Stallone and the Millennium Films brass last weekend, and he will start work on Expendables 3 later this week. Production begins mid-August. The Expendables 2 grossed $300 million worldwide and the pair grossed $575 million, so it is the biggest franchise play for Millennium. Wme, Brillstein and Gang Tyre rep Hughes. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Over the last few days, Sylvester Stallone has been on Twitter teasing the identity of the director for the third installment of his popular action franchise, The Expendables, going as far as asking fans what they think of Mel Gibson in the role. Well, that was proved to be a ruse, but he has now confirmed that Patrick Hughes has gotten the job. This will be Hughes' second feature, after the well received Australian film Red Hill. There is no word on what members of the original cast will return (Stallone is a given) for this third installment, but Satllone has confirmed that Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan, who agreed to appear only if it wasn't in a minor role (he had to turn down the part in The Expendables 2 that went to Chuck Norris), were on board. No release date has been set as of yet. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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