Here are some excerpt from an El Universal article roughly translated from Spanish to English:
"Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that "defend" the choice of Spain and in particular of Almería, where several scenes from "Conan the Barbarian" was recorded in 1981 for the filming of the movie "The legend of Conan", scheduled for 2015.
During his speech, he acknowledged that they are "ready" to take the decision on the location for the filming of "The legend of Conan" and, on his return to Los Angeles, "defend" option to Spain and specifically Almería so that filming takes place.
It has also indicated that the time to return to Almeria to collect the prize "could not be more perfect" because they are already looking for locations, to which he added: "I think you are very clever."
The film producer Fredrik Malmberg, who accompanied Schwarzenegger after visiting several locations during the morning proposed by the County Council in the province, has also recognized that this visit, "just today", in such a short time on the choice of instead of shooting, "It was not accidental."
Has revealed that in talks with producer Chris Morgan were also aware that "there are several characters and locations that match the first film."
After the ceremony, Schwarzenegger said that this is merely a "continuation" of their experience "love affair with Spain."
"I'll never forget the wonderful time I had in Spain, but especially in Almería", where he recalled that they filmed some of the "most dramatic" scenes.
Between the constant references to his memories, he has shelled anecdotes shooting 33 years ago, as the day was "crucified and hanging from a tree" and a vulture began to "peck", so they were doing the scene "over and again for twelve hours. "
"In the end I took the vulture's neck with his teeth and took a bite ... Finally entered the scene in the film," he recalled amid laughter from the audience.
"Nothing would have been possible without Conan, who threw me to stardom," he stressed.
"I've been approached about directing a remake of Van Damme's "Lionheart" with Van Damme by the rights holding distributor. Not sure if I will do this as it doesn't seem to be a film needing a remake. I guess I'd changed the Los angeles setting to Hong Kong, but I am not sure it fits in with what I do. But I told the rights holder I will consider it depending on how excited JCVD is about it. And if I can make it with my vision of it."
He also made this comment: "...the remake would be much more like the charles Bronson film, "Hard Times". Gritty and more violent I think and it would add MMA style fighting. I think a remake would be better because JCVD is a much more experienced actor. Maybe he will be a dad and his real life son or daughter would play the murdered victim."
And lastly today we have an interesting article examining the marketing behind Expendables 3. Here's just a sample which I think makes a good point:
"In order for a film sequel to do well or match/increase over its predecessor, the film must offer something fresh and different. The addition of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis (in a meatier roles), Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Liam Hemsworth and Yu Nan to The Expendables 2 didn't add much to the box office performance in the US, so I don't know why Avi Lerner, Stallone and Millennium Films assumed that approach would work in this third outing by adding Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson etc. (which I admit are some big names from the action genre of the last 30 years). These stars are not box office draws anymore. It's cool to see these stars in one film, but that novelty ran out shortly after The Expendables in 2010. This formula is no longer enough to convince the general movie-going population to cough up $8 to $10 to see the film in cinemas."