The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone. Filming began on March 28, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and the film was released in theaters on August 13 in North America.
The film is about a group of elite mercenaries, tasked with a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator. It pays tribute to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and early 1990s, and stars an array of action veterans from those decades, including Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger (the latter two in cameo roles), as well as more recent stars such as Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Gary Daniels, and Steve Austin.
It’s been announced that a director’s cut to the film will be due out for an early 2011 DVD/Blu-ray release. Also to be released soon is a documentary called Inferno: The Making of The Expendables which will also provide more insight on Stallone’s injury while filming a fight scene with Steve Austin.
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