I've been following the developments on this film for months. There's a certain segment (or maybe two) of TRF membership that just should not read about this film. Why not? Well from what I've read in many of the film threads over the years, there's a certain percentage who don't do big, dumb, action movies. Sophisticated, intelligent, cultured, crafted, sublime, or any other high-brow, sit down and watch with a bottle of red and fine chocolate cinema seems to be the film of choice for some of you. If so, then this is not for you, sod off to Cannes or Sundance. This movie is a no-culture zone. Neither is it the "new brand" big dumb action, which makes me sick. It's not in the mold of recent unwatchable tripe. You know the stuff, where someone like Brad Pitt says to his wife that he's an assassin and that he's killed 63 people (a ridiculous number in itself), then in a scene of ludicrous PC girl power, she says that she's an assassin too and she's killed 243 people, or something equally absurd. Or the kind of thing where Vin Diesel throws explosives behind him to set off an avalanche and then snowboards down a mountain with an avalanche inches behind him to wipe out the bad guys to the tune of "let the bodies hit the floor". I'm sure it'll also have nothing like seeing a car drive along the side of an over-turned bus either. So, if you liked Wanted, XXX, Mr & Mrs Smith or anything that takes impossible to the next level, this ain't for you. Anyhow, here's what we are talking about: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/ The Expendables (2010) A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. Here's the cast: Cast Mickey Rourke ... Emanuel Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross Sandra Bullock ... (rumored) Jet Li ... Kong Kao Ben Kingsley ... Monroe (rumored) Dolph Lundgren ... Gunnar Jensen Forest Whitaker ... Agent Will Sands Robert Knepper ... Richard (rumored) Scott Adkins ... Dan Paine (rumored) David Zayas ... Garza Randy Couture ... Hale Caesar Dax Ravina ... Clay (rumored) Aaron Aguilera ... Hector Add to this list of names, this film also features: Danny Trejo (you'll know his badass mexican smashed up face when you see it) and a guest appearance from........Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yep, Sly who's written this script and is driving this along, has finally managed to score himself a scene with Ahhhhhrrnollld. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40151 Pleased to see Robert Knepper (T-Bag from Prison Break) is a possibility for this too. Randy Couture, the Ultimate fight guy, should be an awesome addition. Apparently Jean Claude Van Damme turned down a part in this to do Bloodsport 2. In other notable news so far, there is supposed to be an awesome brute-force and brawn vs speed and agility fight between Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren at some point. Read some of this biography of this guy I'd never heard of: Scott Adkins http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0012078/bio This is hopefully going to be just like how they did action movies in the mid-late 80's with todays shooting techniques and maybe just a little bit more brutal. Lets hope so. Whats your thoughts?