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Patrick Hughes Directing Expendables 3
Sly Stallone hires the Red Hill man

24 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Sylvester Stallone

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The Expendables 2

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, who is busy working on the script, he wants some fresh blood and more humour in the movie, but we’ll just be happy if it’s better than the first two. 

Meanwhile, as Sly suggests above, you can get a look at Hughes’ short film Signs below. And after you do, you can check out our casting suggestions for the new Expendables here.


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Your Comments

It's good that Sly's giving new talent a chance. A hungry director could be what this franchise needs but they've got to get the screenplay right. They haven't been able to juggle all the characters properly yet in the first two movies. They need to sit down and watch The Magnificent Seven. More

Posted by BenTramer at 10:11 on 25 April 2013 | Report This Post

'As for what the film will actually be about?' HA HA HA HA! Ah, you're funny Empire. I'm wiping a tear from my eye. Funny. More

Posted by JediBobster at 13:59 on 24 April 2013 | Report This Post

Good Choice!
I loved the first two films and I think this director will bring something different that will compliment The Expendibles' canon. Red Hill is a great wee indie - it was full of tension and atmosphere. It reminded me of Eastwood's (pre Unforgiven) westerns and Walter Hill's films. It would be great if Mr T was in the next film - Clubber Lang: the mercenary years. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 09:34 on 24 April 2013 | Report This Post

Was hoping for John Woo...
John Woo would have offered some much needed style, not just loud machine gun fights of the previous two... But let's see, i don't know this director. More

Posted by dseys at 08:06 on 24 April 2013 | Report This Post


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