Sly took to Twitter this week with clues regarding the proposed director for The Expendables 3, the third outing in the hugely successful action franchise which is expected to shoot towards the end of the summer.
After allowing guesses from fans, Sly confirmed that Australian director Patrick Hughes is in line to get the job offer. Hughes will follow Stallone and Simon West who helmed the first two parts of the trilogy respectively.
Sly was sure to tweet about Patrick’s feature debut, Red Hill, which he regards as a great example of the director’s ability with limited budget and time.
RentRED HILL.Great Movie!! 500,000 budget 20 day shoot, Amazing – ROCKY was 850,000 and 25 days, Good OMEN!!!
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 23, 2013
Written and directed by Hughes, Red Hill is Patrick’s sole feature credit thus far. As Sly promised, it’s time for NEW BLOOD! Also, with actors like Wesley Snipes rumoured to be among the number of potential new additions to the line-up this time around, it’s an exciting time for fans of The Expendables.