Sylvester Stallone will be removing one of his many hats he likes to wear while making films for “The Expendables” sequel. Stallone is focusing on the script and will relinquish the directing reigns to someone else. Millennium Films is in the process of interviewing prospective directors in hopes of cashing in on the popularity of the first film.
“The Expendables” grossed over $275 million worldwide on the power of its ensemble action heroes. Aside from Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren along with cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger rounded out the cast.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
Stallone has been talking about an “Expendables” sequel since before the first movie opened, telling 24 Frames last August that he “had an idea ready to go,” and adding that he’s “going to try to do something that’s quite radical.” He’s subsequently said he’d like to dial in new characters and reduce the role of older characters.
It’s quite possible Willis and Schwarzenegger will go the distance, and get more screen time in the film. Other than being a “front burner” project at Millennium Films, “The Expendables” sequel has been under tight wraps with little or no information forthcoming. Production and release dates have yet to be announced.