It was just over two weeks ago when we reported that Sylvester Stallone is making his own badass action flick as a result of his not getting a role in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (where it was long rumored he’d be the lead). Stallone thought he’d instead just make his own movie about a team of action stars and that’s exactly what he’s doing.
The movie is called The Expendables and the title references what this team of mercenaries is and why they get the missions they do – it also reflects back on a quote from Rambo: First Blood Part II where Rambo says he is “expendable” in reference to why he was chosen.
With the announcement of the film it was also reported that Jason Statham and Jet Li were to star alongside Stallone. Now comes news that Stallone is in talks with Dolph Lundgren to add him to the mix. Dolph Lundgren! This is incredible! All we need is “Ahnuld,” Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and JVCD in the mix and we have ourselves the 1980s action genre all over again.
I say to you: Is that really too much to ask?
I was already excited about this film just from the initial announcement but adding Dolph to the mix just ups the cool-factor even more. The last time Stallone and Lundgren worked together was back in the 1985 with Rocky IV where Dolph played Rocky’s opponent, Ivan Drago.
This news comes from a brief interview with Stallone conducted by Review Nation during the red carpet premiere of Transporter 3 and it is not yet confirmed. I don’t see why Dolph would say no though so I’m pretty confident it’ll happen.
What do you think of Dolph being a part of the team? Are you excited for this movie like me?
The Expendables is still being written by Stallone and is expected to come out some time in 2010.
Source: Review Nation (via Coming Soon)