They might be called The Expendables, but the team is losing one of its key members as Sylvester Stallone is officially parting ways with the franchise he helped create. Following a crucial dispute over the creative direction for the fourth chapter in the ensemble action series, Stallone has walked away from the project — and from what would be his biggest paycheck yet, which says something substantial about his stake in the franchise.
To quote our illustrious new Commander-in-Chief: “China. China China China. CHIIIIINA. China. China. China China China China. CHINA. China!” Our friends to the East have been gobbling up real estate in Hollywood at a rate that would be alarming if it didn’t bring us The Great Wall, which ruled, so things are cool for now. But the influence of China’s entertainment economy has become unavoidable among studio films, with Asian entertainment conglomerate Wanda recently purchasing Legendary and Paramount selling a 25% stake in their next three years of projects to Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media. Today brings news of another Hollywood takeover spearheaded by a Chinese company, with nothing less than American icon John Rambo caught in the middle.
The Expendables is a good time. Sylvester Stallone and his almost-over-the-hill pals unite in an explosion-filled thriller flick that sees all of our dads’ favorite action heroes team up to fight crime and save the world. The two sequels were less of a fun time, each one more repetitive and earning less at the box office than the last, but it looks like the buddies will be reuniting for one last ride in 2018.
TV series adapted from Sylvester Stallone’s greatest hits haven’t fared so well between Rambo or The Expendables, but the latter at least may yet fight another day. After FOX passed on the prospect, The Expendables TV series will be shopped to other networks by producer Shane Brennan.
The success of FOX’s 24: Live Another Day event series got the ball rolling on a number of other ideas, from The X-Files to Enourmous, but their latest short-burn effort is even more expendable. Sylvester Stallone is reportedly developing a limited series TV rendition of The Expendables, uniting some of TV’s biggest stars for a new action-drama.
If you're looking for any kind of plot details in the final 'Expendables 3' trailer, you're probably going to be left wanting. This short-but-sweet preview is all about things that go boom, whether they be cars, buildings, boats or people. However, if your idea of a good trailer involves Harrison Ford laughing maniacally while firing missiles from his helicopter, you're probably in for a treat.
Our new look at the return of Sly and his daredevil crew is finally here in the new 'Expendables 3' trailer, now months after we got our first look at all the returning and new cast members. We've got the likes of Stallone, Statham, Snipes, Schwarzenegger, that wise-cracking Harrison Ford, and a whole bunch of younger newbies ready to take down Mel Gibson. It's sure to be one heck of a ride.