Sylvester Stallone and Nu Image/Millennium Films are reuniting on
action thriller The Expendables.
Stallone wrote and will direct and star alongside Jason Statham with
Jet Li in final negotiations to join the story of mercenaries who
embark on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator. Statham
redently starred opposite Li in the revenge thriller War.
Nu Image/Millennium Films has commenced talks with buyers here on The
Expendables, set to begin shooting in Costa Rica and Louisiana in
February with Avi Lerner, John Thompson and Kevin King Templeton
producing and Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson serving as
'We can always count on Sly to write a great script and follow his
instincts directing the film,' Millennium president Boaz Davidson
said. 'And the bonus of having two of today's top action stars, Jason
Statham and Jet Li, co-staring with Stallone is going to make a
fantastic hi-powered film.'
'Making films with Nu Image/Millennium gives me as a film-maker the
freedom to make the films I envision,' Stallone said. 'That doesn't
happen in the business anymore. I am happy to be partnering with them
again and looking forward to working with Jason and Jet.'
Nu Image/Millennium's AFM slate includes Solitary Man starring Michael
Douglas and Mary Louise Parker, Robert Rodriguez's Red Sonja with Rose
McGowan, Tim Blake Nelson's dark comedy Leaves Of Grass starring
Edward Norton, Holocaust drama My Friend Anne Frank and family title
Rin Tin Tin In New York to be directed by Danny Lerner.