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Published On: Tue, Apr 23rd, 2013

‘Expendables 3’ gets a director, Aussie Patrick Hughes, looks for 2014 release

The latest installment of The Expendables 3 finally has a director as the pre-production begins to move forward.

Deadline confirms that Patrick Hughes, popular Australian director of commercials and 2010’s Red Hill, will helm the Sly Stallone all-star cast of action heroes.

Stallone is said to have personally blessed the decision to choose Hughes and the production is set to begin in August. While nothing is set in stone, Stallone has stated that he’d like to see even more humor in this film.

The Expendables 2 grossed $300 million worldwide and the pair grossed $575 million, so it is the biggest franchise play for Millennium Films.

Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren are all set to join Stallone on the third film with Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes rumored to added.

While the exact date has not been set, 2014 appears to be likely.

A “female” Expendables also appears to be moving forward with Gina Carano, Katee Sackhoff and Linda Hamilton all attached to the project, written by Dutch Southern.

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  1. Sylvester Stallone calls Bruce Willis ‘greedy and lazy’ as Harrison Ford joins ‘The Expendables 3′ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Hughes, a popular Australian director of commercials and 2010′s Red Hill, will helm the film with Stallone’s personal blessing and oversight. […]

  2. Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Expendables 3′ get concrete 2014 release dates, ‘Escape Plan’ moves again - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Stallone appears to still be recruiting for his film, with Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich among the names in the mix. Expendables 3 is now set for August 15, 2014 with confirmation that Aussie helmer Patrick Hughes will direct. […]

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