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.

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Just so long as expendables 3 isn't as bad as the second. I loved the first but the second was such a waste. Any chance of drama or tension was ruined by guest appearances. And yes i know it isn't about the drama but action without something to back it up is just tedious. Especially when the action is as lame as most of that from number two.

Awesome; can never get enough of The Stath. Let's leave Willis & Schwarzenegger out of Expendables 3 though, yeah?

Awesome. Now it's time to add...

Harrison Ford
Westley Snipes
Liam Neeson
Danny Trejo
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Jackie Chan
Tom Cruise
Vin Diesel
Samuel L. Jackson
Matt Damon
Will Smith
Denzel Washington
Russel Crowe

Must haves imo from there include Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Westley Snipes, Jackie Chan, and The Rock. Danny Trejo possibly to. Then let them surprise me with the rest.

Oh, and ANTONIO BANDERAS!!!!!!!! We some Hispanics in there lol.

Liam Neeson for Expendables 3

I think the requirements for actors for the expendables should be at least 51 years of age +. That rules out a few of the above names

See, i disagree. I though 1 was terrible and 2 was highly enjoyable due to not taking itself seriously at all and reveling in its inherent ludicrousness.

The first took itself seriously?

im glad theres another expendables movie but the mechanic 2 lol really

You know Expendables 3 needs to have Jackie Chan, Hulk Hogan and Mr. T somewhere.

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