derlanger let us know that according to French websites (http://cinema.nouvelobs.com/articles/20773-box-office-expendables-2-et-stallone-indetronables), EX2 is still topping the charts in France for the third time in a row with 219.085 tickets sold last week for a total of 1.655.210 in 535 locations. Which is fantastic news!! I'm loving that EX2 is kicking ass overseas!!
That's about it for now guys, be sure to also check out an awesome new video and voicemail from Arnold Schwarzenegger below!!
AN EXPENDABLES 3 MESSAGE FROM ABking
Having said that who should direct the 3rd and final EXPENDABLES movie. There is only one man for the job in my mind and that is JOHN "THE ETERNAL BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL" WOO! Yes, that is a line from FACE/OFF arguably JOHN WOO's BEST american made film.
That action classic came out all the way back in 1997, it is time JOHN WOO had a new best movie. THE EXPENDABLES 3 can be that movie.
Sylvester Stallone directed the first film in this series and set up the world and the tone perfectly. Then they brought in SIMON "CON AIR" WEST who did a fantastic job with the legendary cast. Now, for the final film they need to up the ante so to speak and JOHN WOO can do just that. We already know who they are looking to persuade to be in the next movie and from the looks of it, it looks like an asian feel is in the making. JACKIE CHAN has all but confirmed he will be in EX3, the Maggie character will more than likely return as will JET LI. Donnie Yen seems interested. ALL these asian stars would shine in the hands of JOHN WOO!
People these days seem to underestimate what WOO can bring to the table -- I think EX3 needs to close out the series with a BANG and be different. Imagine Barney Ross throwing a canister of gasoline in the air and Trench shooting it only for an explosion to take out 20 of SEAGAL's goons....Or Jet Li and Jackie Chan fighting side by side trying to defeat Nic Cage's goons (right after Chan makes his entrance of course riding a bike into a warehouse mid air shooting a machine gun in slow motion). Maybe throw in some Maggie action to show the boys how it is done to try to one-up them....John Woo knows how to make all this look good on screen. See HARD BOILED if you don't believe me.
THE EXPENDABLES 3 is going to be the last EXPENDABLES movie and possibly the last action movie Sly and Arnold make or make together -- it must be special, it must be bold, it must be stylish, it must be different, it must bring something new to the table, it MUST be a JOHN WOO film!!!