Here's a translation of another article (Russian this time) talking about the incident where Jason Statham reportedly almost drowned during the filming of a scene. It sounds like this was very nearly a tragedy:
"According to the Bulgarian's Skandalno.net - Hollywood film star Jason Statham was close to death, and survived only thanks to the rapid intervention team "Baywatch." The incident broke out last Saturday, when the actor took on the implementation of the dangerous stunt scenes from "The Expendables 3," and refused to be substituted by a professional stuntman. The tragic incident took place on the set in a pond in Bulgaria. When the trick was already ready to play, Jason Statham said that it's not that hard and it can do everything on their own without a stuntman. Jumping into the water something went wrong and he did not for a long time to pop up. The crew received a shock, and immediately a few - brave man jumped into the water to save him. Fortunately, Jason quickly find and pull ashore, but Statham was unconscious and did not show any signs of life.
The ambulance arrived very quickly and took him to a local hospital. Doctors successfully brought to life action hero and a few hours at the hospital said that there was no danger to his life. Statham on his return behaved like a "tough guy" and immediately resumed work, not complaining about what happened. In his brief comments about what happened to the team shocked he said:
"Thank God survived and continue to work"!
Statham, who will soon turn 46 years old already, is also a martial artist and former diver. Previously, he has been involved in performing stunts in movies such as "The Mechanic" (2010) and Carrier trilogy. Personally, I would like to wish all the best Statham. He walks a fine line for the love of his fans, but I certainly hope he uses his common sense, and his career will retain its status as prosperous."
Let us know how you feel about this movie. Will this be a soon forgotten imitation like the remake of Total Recall or the start of a new Robocop franchise? I'm sure it won't be any worse than Robocop 3 at least...