Although we’ve had a few looks at Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming action flick The Expendables, it’s only been in pic form so far. As awesome as those images have looked, with a couple in particular being extra-awesome because of Stallone showing off that he’s still got it at age 62 (can you believe it?!), it’s always a little cooler to see things actually in action.
Today we have the first ever video footage of The Expendables, a behind-the-scenes look at Stallone directing what looks like a gun pointing and tough-guy dialogue sequence, along with the filming of an explosion involving Stone Cold Steve Austin, and a little of Stallone greeting some screaming fans. It’s not a heck of a lot, but as I said it’s always cool to see things in motion:
This may just be the avid movie fan in me speaking, but it’s always amazes me the difference between the look of a scene being shot, and the actual finished product within the movie itself. What they are able to do to make it all look extremely cool on film always amazes me.
But I digress…
The Expendables is a project that has me more and more excited every single time a new piece of info, image or whatever else drops about it. The casting front is where most of the news has focused, with more and more tough guys being added to the already huge cast. I have said it before but it bears repeating – I just wonder if this size of a cast is going to work, or if it will divert focus from some of the people we are most interested in, namely Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Jet Li and, of course, Stallone himself.
I’m sure a lot of the cast won’t have that much screen time, but something tells me they’ll be pivotal to the story nonetheless…
I’m sure this won’t be the last behind-the-scenes video that we’ll see, and Screen Rant will be sure to keep you up-to-date with anything else about The Expendables that gets released.
For now, what do you make of this behind-the-scenes look at this action-fest? Are you looking forward to the movie?
The Expendables is scheduled to be released on April 23rd, 2010.