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Good News/Bad News: Sly Not Directing "Expendables 2"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The new teaser trailer for this testosterone-fest boasts of bringing together for the first time Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger, having completely forgotten -- like the rest of us -- about Planet Hollywood. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Sometimes the good news is the bad news.

    Sylvester Stallone has been interviewing directors, looking for someone to take over behind-the-camera duties for "The Expendables 2," reported 24 Frames.

    "The Expendables" Teaser Is a Roster of Manliness

    [NATL] "The Expendables" Teaser Is a Roster of Manliness
    The new teaser trailer for this testosterone-fest boasts of bringing together for the first time Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger, having completely forgotten -- like the rest of us -- about Planet Hollywood. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    When the testosterone-fueled "Expendables, with its cast of past-their-prime action heroes, took in more that $250 million last year, a sequel became a grim inevitability.

    Last summer Stallone tweeted that he hoped Bruce Willis would have a bigger role in the follow-up, as a "super villain." And now that Arnold Schwarzenegger has moved out of the governor's mansion and expressed an interest in acting again, he could certainly have a much larger role, as well.

    "The Expendables"

    [NATL] "The Expendables"
    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Jet Li and Randy Couture are a team of mercenaries out to liberate a small Latin American island from the grips of a puppet dictator and his ex-CIA backer. (Published Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010)

    David Agosto and Ken Kaufman ("Space Cowboys," "Curious George") have already written a script, taking over from Stallone and David Callahan, who collaborated on the original.

    So "Expendables 2" has lost its original director and half its screenwriting team--this is shaping up to be the rare sequel that's better than the original.

    "Red"

    [NATL] "Red"
    Bruce Willis is an ex-CIA operative who gets the old gang back together when it turns out The Company wants to retire them permanently. Co-stars Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Ernest Borgnine (!) and Karl Urban. Coming Oct. 15. (Published Thursday, Feb 10, 2011)