The Expendables 3 and The Mechanic 2 in the works

News Simon Brew 1 Nov 2012 - 07:16

Could we be getting a double dose of Jason Statham sequels? New Expendables and Mechanic movies are apparently on the way...

Nu Image and Millennium Films have quietly made a couple of announcements over at the American Film Market, as they reveal their upcoming slate of films. Along with Brad Anderson's Eliza Graves, there's also Automata and Before I Go To Sleep on the firm's sales sheet.

And then two further titles have been dropped in: The Expendables 3 and The Mechanic 2.

Even though the film didn't do quite the level of business as the first in the US, The Expendables 2 has still gone on to outgross the original movie. Its current take stands at just shy of $300m. With that in mind, The Expendables 3 is something of a no-brainer, and the agents of ageing action stars are waiting by their phones right now. Pity the fool who does battle with The Statham.

The Mechanic 2 is more of a surprise. The Mechanic was a remake of the Charles Bronson original, with the new version starring The Statham. We liked it, but its worldwide take of $51m meant a follow-up wasn't highly likely. Still, throw in the home disc sales and other ancillaries, and the movie's likely make a tidy profit for Nu Image and Millennium. Hence, a sequel.

We've got no news on casting and directors for either project at the moment, but we'll keep you posted as we hear more.

The Film Stage.

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