In related news, the LA Times is reporting that China will co-produce Expendables 2, allowing more money for the film and it will help pave the way for distribution of the film in China. One of China's stipulations was that some scenes take place there and as a result those scenes were added to the script. The addition of these scenes could be the reason for the holdup on the final script as the majority of the cast has stated that they are still waiting to see it. With production set to ramp up next month I'm sure if they don't have the script by now it will be arriving very soon.
And now Variety has more stating the following:
A rep for Nu Image/Millennium Films said Wednesday that the production company's in talks with a Chinese distributor to come on board as a producer on the sequel, which would lead to scenes being shot in China as long as a local actor's in the cast. Donnie Yen's been offered a part on the condition that the partnership deal goes through, which would make it far easier for "The Expendables 2" to be released in China.
The current start date for "The Expendables 2," also produced by Lionsgate, is Sept. 19 at Nu Boyana Studios in Bulgaria. Simon West attached to direct and Sylvester Stallone starring.
Just keeps getting more interesting!!