There’s a new teaser trailer out for the upcoming testosterone-fueled ensemble pic The Expendables, one that – shockingly – involves neither a single explosion, gun fight, or hulking action star laying the beatdown on their enemy.

In a departure from the first trailer and the recent TV spot, this new teaser for The Expendables is largely devoid of footage from the film and instead offers only a line of dialogue from each of the big name cast members.  Well, save for star/director Sylvester Stallone, who gets to recite a few lines of poetry about he and his fellow mercenaries.

Is it an effective teaser?  I think so, though I admit I’m not really sure why this trailer – which is a true teaser in every sense of the word – wasn’t the first one released for the film.  Even so, it works all the same.

You can check it out for yourself below:

Just in case you aren’t familiar with some of the surnames in this teaser, The Expendables will feature classic action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren; athletic brutes Steve Austin and Terry Crews; tough guy Mickey Rourke and cameo appearances by Bruce Willis and the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

So what do you think?  Do you like this new Expendables trailer?  Any thoughts on why this wasn’t the first teaser released for the film?  Sound off in the comments section below.

The Expendables will make its way into theaters in the U.S on August 13th, 2010.

Source: IGN