the hugeness that is The Expendables

today was one of those days when you realize just how BIG this film is.  With 2 units shooting, 300 crew members, half who speak only Portuguese, car stunt, Statham hanging out of a plane, explosives, hundred extras and 85 degree heat with 85% humidity.  But through it all Sly has kept his cool while acting, directing and tweaking lines with his cast.  Thank God tomorrow is all on a process trailer!!  Then we head back to Rio to get into the meat of the action – Sly has written and Chad out stunt coordinator has choreographed a freakin amazing battle.  I’ve worked on a few action films (T3, Collateral Damage,Eraser, Sixth Day) but I can tell you THIS IS BIG!!  it is also the biggest film ever shot in Brazil (The Hulk doesn’t count).  It is clear the village of Mangaratiba will never be the same.  they have been very gracious as we took over the town but as I said before this is the biggest thing to happen here… ever.  So I will be quiet for the next 3 days to regroup and relax.  It has been non-stop since we landed 8 days ago.  Ciao for now.

14 Responses to “the hugeness that is The Expendables”

  1. Sean Says:

    This movie is going to be fantastic. I’m glad Sly is making this as badass as possible.

  2. Stuart Says:

    Thank you for these more detailed, longer blogs 😉

    (but PLEASE post some pictures, because the newspapers are beating you to it, I want to get all my Expendables HERE)

  3. brocknroll Says:

    I agree with Stuart. Come on Sheryl or Sly start posting some exclusive pics! We want to see Steve Austin, Randy, Dolph, Jet, and the guys!!!


  4. Sheryl on Break « Statham Fan Says:

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  5. Fabian Says:

    Good to know these movies are being made – definitely hunger for action you just dont get any more. Wish i knew where the auditons were – ahh well next one. Any details on the weight training regimes going on over there? must be testosterone mania.

    Enjoy the set! And if you can get some more pics up –


    This is going to be a heck of a movie by all indications. Glad Sly can still do it because nobody else can take it to the level of greatness that he can.

  7. Inka1532 Says:

    The premise of this movie sucks!!!!!! just what we need some more racist movies about South America…..

  8. mdc914 Says:

    I had 2do some research and found out about this movie…. There is somebody on twitter saying he is Jason Statham. Is Mr. Statham on twitter for real…. I’d love 2 follow him. God!! I can NOT wait 2C this movie….
    Thank you all for the updates… I am hooked on them.

  9. Linda Says:

    Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke = The Dream Team! I can’t wait to see this movie!!!!!

  10. Tabitha Says:

    I haven’t been this excited about a movie in FOREVER..and we’ve only seen pics of FOUR members of this dream cast! As an action fan, this is a dream come true!

  11. PierreValerWilson Says:

    Sylvester Stallone Is The Greatest!!!!!…

    Sylvester Stallone + Dolph Lundgren + Mickey Rourke = My Dream Come True!!!!!…

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