I only heard about this a few weeks ago, but it sounds pretty cool www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/ Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Forest Whitaker and now Mickey Rourke doing a big old-school action movie? Hell's yeah! I liked Rambo, and to see Stallone do something similar, but in a less grim and more high-adrenaline sort of tone would be great, especially with this cast. Ben Kingsley might be in it too, I hear, so that's good.
Re the script review Stu posted a link to-- I loved this paragraph:
Unfortunately, if Dolph is playing who I think he is then he's only in a couple scenes. It's a small but crucial role as an Expendable named Gunnar who comes into conflict with Kong. Harry has already reported that Lundgren will be fighting Li in the movie, so I will reveal that they get to fight twice. Let's be honest, Li has alot to prove after being defeated onscreen by god damn Brendan Fraser in THE MUMMY TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR A FILM BY ROB COHEN. I mean, how the fuck does that work? That is unacceptable. So for him to face a guy who's actually a martial arts champion and nearly a foot taller than he is will be good for Li's rep. Also Dolph has a degree in chemical engineering, not sure if that is relevant.
No, I knew already she's in it. Is there a reason the Statham pairing in particular is interesting?
Oh, I thought you were asking why they were being paired. They just have very different personalities (at least in the things I've seen them in). It seems like it would be a clash, but even I've gotta admit, that's one attractive couple.