Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes has been chosen to direct the third Expendables film. With only his debut feature under his belt, 2010’s western Red Hill, and and an array of impressive short films, Hughes has struck luck with this impressive jump into Hollywood.
Sylvester Stallone directed the first edition of this superstar action franchise in 2010, then passed on the directing reigns to Simon West (Con Air, The General’s Daughter, The Mechanic) for last year’s sequel. Now it’s Hughes’ turn to impress audiences with another action packed, gun slinging, explosion riddled blockbuster.
Stallone is currently working on the script for this third edition. The main plot is still vague but he recently stated his intention to add more humor and mentioned that he hopes Jackie Chan will join the cast. The Expendables 3 will star Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.