Thursday, June 16, 2011

EXPENDABLES 2 News!
+ We have, yet again, a new director...

 ...and it's this guy, holding his gun viewfinder.

It's been a while since there has been much noteworthy news, at least for us here at Exophrine. That and we've gotten a little busy around here with our lives outside our little domicile.

But now that we're back in business, it's time to discuss a little something that's of interest to all of you...

Remember back when there was a little issue over who is going to be directing the awesomesauce-fest we know as THE EXPENDABLES 2? First Stallone was going to do it, and then he said that he's most definitely *NOT* going to do it. So what was a Sly superfan to do? Trust the guy who directed THE WARRIORS! That's right, ol' pelican neck himself, Mr Walter Hill was up for bat, and that was that. Now? Not so much...so who do we have now at the helm?

THE EXPENDABLES 2 has, yet again, a brand new director, and his name is Simon West. Who is that? Well, let's take a skim at his directing resume:

Hit the jump for more...

  • Con Air (1997)
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • When A Stranger Calls (2006)
  • Human Target: Pilot (2010)
  • The Cape: Pilot (2011)
  • The Mechanic (2011)

Now that looks like a pretty impressive lineup of past work! I mean, except for When A Stranger Calls, which I can understand; it's a job, we all gotta make some "in the meantime" cash. But the rest of that list looks pretty amazing, working on good movies AND on a few good TV pilots.

Plus, he's already got some work done with the Stath, so he's automatically A-OK in my book.

What's that, Mr. West? Another awesome movie, and bring friends? I'm on it...

So now he's going from handling just one action star to taking on ALL the action stars! We'll see how much awesome Mr. West will bring to the table.

story via Deadline 

EXTRA TIDBIT:
This source says that Jet Li is "expected" to reprise his role in this EXPENDABLES sequel. No word yet on any confirmation. Everyone else is returning.

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