Con Air helmer to direct The Expendables 2

News Simon Brew 16 Jun 2011 - 06:48

The man who brought us Con Air and The Mechanic is now charged with reuniting The Expendables. This sounds, to us, like a very good plan…

It's been a few months now since Sylvester Stallone confirmed that he wouldn't be directing next summer's sequel, The Expendables 2. But up until now, the identity of just who would be helming the film had yet to be revealed.

However, the news is now in, and the news is good. Some bright spark suggested Simon West, the director of the finest action movie of the 90s, Con Air, to direct. And some other bright spark said yes.

West, who directed the recent Jason Statham vehicle, The Mechanic, is set to begin production on the film over the summer. And he's got a lot of testosterone to contend with. Returning cast members include Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Crews and more. Van Damme may even turn up in this one.

You can read more on the story at Deadline, here.

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