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Exclusive: New Expendables Image
And the latest from Stallone on the film

29 September 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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It's the action movie to end all action movies, starring pretty much everyone who's ever delivered a punch strong enough to knock down a fair-sized mountain. The Expendables is on its way, and we have a new image from the film and some quotes from Stallone himself on what we can expect come August 20, 2010.

On the title: "It's from Rambo 2. The girl I'm falling in love with says, “Why do you do what you do?” I say, “I'm expendable.” She says, “What does that mean?” I say, “It's like someone invites you to a party and you don't show up. It doesn't really matter.” And these men, they live a life that... They're expendable. If they're gone, the world will go on. No one will miss them, They don't have families, all they have is each other. They're expendable to the rest of the world, but they're not expendable to each other – they're just necessary. So it's a real brotherhood. I think it has a lot of heart for an action film."

On the aim of the film: "What I wanted to do was just try to do something that is a little different. Today, technically, we're incredibly gifted and versatile with CGI, and I wanted to do a film that was more about men, doing things that we did back in the 80s and 90s that were a little more mano a mano – actual, physical stunts. It's also a story that isn't super-gigantic; it's almost a believable story. And the thing was to find certain personalities that never would have worked together normally and put them all together. It's like the dream team. It just hasn't been done. I guess it's kinda like The Dirty Dozen, or one of those films that comes along every once in a while – like The Magnificent Seven – to try to take that old formula and move it into a modern era. We accomplished it; I'm very, very happy with the film."


For more on The Expendables, pick up the new issue of Empire, out on October 1, and for more from Stallone, watch this space...


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Here's a few more cool pics, for those who have not seen them: http://www.listal.com/movie/the-expendables-2010/pictur es More

Posted by VijayUK at 15:00 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

Great stuff! Hope the soundtrack is 80's too!
Sounds like good fun, bang on the money. It would be a nice touch to have an eighties synth soundtrack too. Maybe a little too geeky for some though!! Ha ha. More

Posted by Rich Empire at 14:58 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

Here's a few more cool pics, for those who have not seen them: http://www.listal.com/movie/the-expendables-2010/pictur es More

Posted by VijayUK at 14:57 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

ps. I would love to have been an extra in that photo, right next to Sly Stallone. More

Posted by VijayUK at 14:56 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

@ BenTramer : very nice :D As for the film, 2010 cannot come fast enough for most of us here. Anyone know what certificate this film might get? More

Posted by VijayUK at 14:53 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: New Expendables Image
COOL. More

Posted by Kazuya at 14:51 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: New Expendables Image
There better be a good reason as to why the soldiers appear to have no injuries. Because if that reason is "PG-13" I will not be a happy man (and that's a major fucking understatement!) More

Posted by My name is Legion at 14:27 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

All I can say is
Roll on August 20th 2010 :D More

Posted by Noelg25 at 13:10 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

This Movie will kick ass
and i for one cannot wait! On the flip side with the super cast stallone has got and all the hype and expectation that is building, i hope it doesnt turn out to be an underwhelming experience! More

Posted by kalel6000 at 12:36 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

WHOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!
THAT'S MY MAN!!!!!!! I LOVE SLY!!!! More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 11:59 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

Apart from all the men sleeping on the floor, there's not a great deal to get excited about with this picture. I'm still waiting to see some of the other cast members though. So far pretty much every picture has been of Sly. When do we get to see the others? More

Posted by evildave69 at 11:47 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

For a big lunkhead...
I've always found Mr Stallone to be a very articulate and intelligent individual and the above comments are measured about the film and what it's purpose is. I was thinking it's been awhile since we had a really balls out classic action movie and I've got every hope that this will be a throwback to films like Demolition Man, Cliffhanger, The Rock, Face Off, Point Break, Die Hard etc. (although I did very much enjoy Gamer recently that was similarly moulded). More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 11:45 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

Do we need to hear anymore?
'I wanted to do a film that was more about men, doing things that we did back in the 80s and 90s that were a little more mano a mano – actual, physical stunts' Nuff said! More

Posted by DMaxwell at 11:11 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post

Good Pic
I like the photo of Sly with his arms raised over the dead guys he's just blown away, as if to say: "What did I do?" More

Posted by BenTramer at 10:23 on 29 September 2009 | Report This Post


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