You really have to hand it to Sylvester Stallone. For years he was rumored to be a shoe-in for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming Inglorious Basterds, however when the cast was put together he was nowhere in sight.

So what does Old Sly do? He writes his own “men on a mission” movie and crams it with some of the biggest badasses working in action cinema today.

Stallone will write, direct, and star in The Expendables, alongside Jason Statham and Jet Li.

According to Variety:

“The film follows a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator.”

Now this sounds pretty darn cool. After the fantastic one-two punch of Rocky Balboa and Rambo it looks that Stallone has really got his action groove back. That coupled with the addition of Statham and Li makes this a must see.

I wonder who else Stallone can get to star in this thing?

Bruce Willis – I’m hinting at you!

The film will be produced by Nu Image/Millennium Films who helped Stallone get Rambo off the ground. The Expendables shooting (in more ways than one) in February in Costa Rica and Louisiana.

More when we get it.

Source: Variety