the light at the end of the tunnel

so here we are with only 4 days of shooting left before we wrap it up and head back to our lives.  I’m feeling a little melancholy as I usually do when a film draws to a close  but for some reason I’m really feeling it on this one.  It has been such a cool experience being a part of this film and working with this amazing cast and crew. But it aint over til its over and we still have a whole lot of stuff to do…Jason throwing knives and kicking an interloper’s ass on a basketball court,  a car crash in a warehouse somewhere in NOLA with Dolph and Sly and a church with or without the character Church.  On Thursday  July 2 at 5:30pm I bid adieu to the Crescent City and along with Miss Sadie head back to Hermosa Beach.

last week was a busy one  – Harry Knowles visited the set on Wednesday.  I’d never met him before  but I do read AICN on a daily basis.  So when he came rolling in with his dad for some reason I was prepared for a high maintenance night.  Thanks for the nice surprise, Harry.  He was the prefect guest – he wasn’t interested in the traditional interview with the actors but I wish I had taped the conversations he had with Dolph, Jason, Sly etc…all Harry wanted to do was soak it in and as you can tell from his post he was like a sponge!!  And he didn’t rat me out when I scraped the side of the golf cart as I drove through the metal doors leading to the palace courtyard set.  So thanks for that!!  The next night we had journalists from Japan, Holland, France, the UK, IGN, UGO and the Times Picayune visit…once again great people who asked good questions and were very patient.  Being on a set usually means a lot of sitting around waiting…or eating…and they did both.  At around 3am they finally got their interviews with Sly, Jet, Terry, Dolph and Randy.  too bad Jason had already left.  at any rate…busy week as  I also did interviews with most of the cast that will be used for media outreach as well as on the DVD.  I used some of the questions submitted by fans – it was a fun and interesting process to hear the guys talk about their characters, about working together as an ensemble, Sly as a director and the process as a whole.  Gave me a whole new perspective while reminding me of things I had forgotten…and in spite of all the bitching I’ve done over the past 3 months about heat, bugs, rain, gators and whatever, I’ve had a pretty amazing experience.

last night we said good bye to Jet and Giselle.  felt damn weird.  What can I say about Jet…he’s Jet Li – an amazing human being who is dedicating his life to making the world a better place.  His ONE FOUNDATION is his focus now and we all wish him the best.  As for Giselle, The Expendables marks her debut in a US film.  Being the only female in a testosterone fueled environment was no easy task but aside from her stunning beauty she is a very strong and powerful force.  She does things in this film that will certainly make film goers take notice.  She became my closest confident on this film – she will be missed. 

Ok now for Church…I saw on several websites that it is Bruce Willis but as I write this nothing has been confirmed about who will play Church. Someone PLEASE make a decision here people!!!

so here I sit on the back lot of the studio while fires rage, Sly shoots the hell out of things and Randy Couture stealthily takes out a few palace guards.  Terry is here too but hasn’t worked yet. Looks like Randy and Terry will wrap up tonight or tomorrow..then Steve Austin and Eric.  Last to go will be Jason who is with us til the bitter end which is only fitting as he was was in the first scene we shot so many weeks ago…

Earlier  today on splinter unit Steve Austin and Eric Roberts went swimming – blown into the water by a huge explosion.  The first part of the scene was shot in Brazil – today we shot the aftermath.  Ah movie magic.

factoid…we shot the title sequence for the film tonight – the song playing during the scene has lyrics by Sly and music and additional lyrics by one of the guys from Godsmack…I think it was Sully but haven’t had a chance to confirm with Sly…so please don’t quote me.  What I do know is the song is pretty freakin perfect…

that’s it for now…I have about 3000 photos to go through but didn’t want you to think I forgot about you…

RIP Farrah – you fought a brave fight. And MIchael Jackson…you were one crazy mother towards the end but your music will never be forgotten…sad ending to an even sadder life…ah fame and fortune…

62 Responses to “the light at the end of the tunnel”

  1. peter Says:

    can we see those pictures of urs?

    • ethelmae Says:

      2 new photos will appear in UK publications (July issues) Total Film and Empire. One is Mickey & Sly – the other is Jason. I will post once the mags hit the stands. Other than that not too many shots will be released until later this year. worth the wait!

  2. ksshadowfax99 Says:

    Great posting tonight. I think anyone can agree who has read all of your posts through this filming can say that we feel like we knew you. So, I speak for myself and probably others by saying we enjoyed this journey and hope for you to continue posting as you move on to your next project. Thanks for everything!

  3. TkoBird Says:

    Thanks again Sheryl,
    Can’t wait for the movie and the Dvd starring your questions.

    Here’s a link to a great article from the journos you mentioned:

    http://au.movies.ign.com/articles/996/996849p1.html

    Cheers!

  4. oleredhead Says:

    Thank you very much for your insight on this movie. I have looked forward each day to your blog. I envy you being in this business. Keep up the good work.

  5. Sheryl’s Blog « Statham Fan Says:

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  6. Mike Says:

    when will you be filming the arnold schwarzenegger scene?

    and im abit confused about the “with or without church” if the actor doesnt make it to set this week, do you just film the scenes without him, and then film with him later and splice together?

  7. Kev Brock Says:

    My top 5 choices for the Church role if Bruce Willis isn’t him:

    1. Clint Eastwood
    2. Al Pacino
    3. John Travolta
    4. Tom Cruise
    5. Harrison Ford

    Kev

  8. Tabitha Says:

    Sheryl, thank you again for taking time out of your busy days to keep us all updated – you made us feel like we were on the set with you! I hope you will continue to take us with you all the way to the film’s premiere! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  9. Kev Brock Says:

    Oh yeah, I would like to add Nicolas Cage and Liam Neeson to the Church role list, if Sly can get any of them.

    Kev

  10. Tony Williams Says:

    Godsmack, excellant choice for the opening!

  11. Fake Church Says:

    Godsmack sounds cool. So Arnold films his scenes in the next day or two? Take many pics of Arnold and Sly together on set, ok?

  12. Michael Says:

    LMAO, Crews on a possible sequel:

    “I’m hopeful and thankful that there’s gonna be a sequel to this,” says Crews. “I don’t die! I’ll give that away right now! We’re not the Expendables, we’re the Re-Negotiatables!”

  13. Shona-Jill Says:

    Hiya! Are you able to tell us who’s questions you used in your interviews? Also, I hope you keep up with the blog and tweets as it has been an amazing insight into your job and yourself.

  14. Expendable Says:

    Sly should have casted some other actor to play Church at the first sign of “trouble” (meaning: the rumored scheduling problems of Willis). After all, the part is not that significant or big so they could have brought Willis for the sequel (which is always a possibility) and gotten an actor to play Church who is “free”.
    Not gonna list any names because there has already been many lists of actors who they could have hired.

    At this point I personally think they are going to delete the character from the script.

    Anyhow, the film is going to be wrapped soon and then begins the waiting of a teaser trailer etc.

  15. Kev Brock Says:

    I don’t think Sly is done with the film completely after filming in NOLA, they need to film the Arnold scene in L.A. which Church is supposed to be in too. I’m sure Sly’s already has an actor for Church, he is being VERY secretive about it. He’s not letting us know until the time is right.

    Kev

  16. Dan Says:

    I’m super stoked about this film, and always love checkin’ back here for updates.. the chance of seeing FINALLY my two movie hero’s ARNOLD & SLY on screen together for the first time is just awesome!! I only hope that Arnold’s scene isnt too brief, and would personally prefer the more action character route rather than playing himself. This has to be the greatest cast ever assembled, even beatin’ likes of Ocean’s remake and cannonball Run’s. What would complete this for me though would be to have my ultimate favorite band in the world, my hero’s, mentors, etc..lol be on the soundtrack, and that would be.. METALLICA!! How awesome would that be, THAT CAST & METALLICA both kickin’ ass in synch!! something off Death Magnetic would suit, either Judas Kiss or My Apocalypse! Awesome, so Sly please consider this idea for soundtrack bud, lol. ROCK ON! bring on the release of this future classic!

  17. Gina Says:

    Thanks for the update!! I have been anxiously waiting for a new post. I bet it is sad to be ending such an awesome experience. I want to know what you think of our wonderful state! Did you enjoy the food, the scenery (minus the heat & bugs), the hospitality, etc? What did some of the other cast and crew members think of NOLA and Louisiana? I wish it would have worked out that I could have met you in person and seen some of the filming, but your blog and twitter have given me great insight into what I didn’t get to see firsthand. I want to thank you for that. I hope you keep giving us updates until the movie is released. Or perhaps you could continue the blog as your personal blog on upcoming projects that you will work on, etc. Ciao, bella!!

  18. ann128 Says:

    Everybody has been saying pretty much what i would want to say.
    Thank you Sheryl for informing us about the filming of Expendables. I really enjoyed your blogging and tweeting. I can’t wait to see the pictures you have of the actors….i know they’re worth the wait…thank you again.

  19. Mat Says:

    You’re probably way to busy to be able to do it but any hints on the questions you chose too ask, I guess all of us that left Q’s are desperate to know if any got asked? (espcially me!) … also I guess there’s no chance of that T-shirt is there🙂 (a man’s gotta ask!).

    Thanks for keeping us informed throughout, all the best.

  20. farid Says:

    When are you going to post more pictures?

  21. Steve Kasan Says:

    Thank you Sheryl for this blog, keep the fans informed about the filming of this movie which is sure to make a grand entry next year.
    I would also like to thank you for giving us fans a chance to voice our thoughts, especially the chance for me to inform you and others about my audition. Now, I understand that this might not have been the proper channel but I have gained three supporters from doing so and please only see it as a way of me “knocking on the door”. As a way of me taking the chance and putting myself out there. Please only see it as that.
    I will never forget the advice you have given two posts prior, Sheryl!

    That being said, since the film is about to wrap up, do you think you can mention to Mr. Stallone about my video? There is nothing that can be done now, maybe Mr. Stallone might enjoy it.

    I want to thank you again for you doing this type of thing, Sheryl.
    All the best.

  22. ann128 Says:

    I’m just wondering why church couldn’t be a woman? I keep on seeing male actors names…..where are the female names?

  23. Paul Levy Says:

    Steve, keep on doing what your doing bud!
    I am glad to have seen your video man, you have a real talent and you gotta keep pursuing it! You have my support in this bro.
    I wished Sly would have seen your video, you got a talent which Sly can really mold and you never know with Slys direction you could be something! Keep on putting out videos, you got my backing!
    Sheryl, Steve’s right, the film is basically over except for Arnold’s scenes, why not tell Sly about Steve’s video? Wouldn’t hurt, no harm can come from it. As Steve says, Sly might really enjoy it and it is Expendable related! Plus there are some cool pictures of Sly, Jason, Jet, Terry and the rest at the end with an awesome font, Steve you gotta tell me what font that is.

    ann128, I agree, I wouldn’t mind seeing Linda Hamilton be Church. Imagine if we get to see Sly, Arnold and Linda in the same scene together?

    • ann128 Says:

      Paul Levy

      Linda Hamilton, what a excellent choice to be Church. I would love to see Sly, Arnold, Linda AND JASON in the same scene.

    • Kev Brock Says:

      A female Church is not a bad idea, I think Sly wanted that character for a man to play though…but Church being a woman is interesting.

      Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Sharon Stone would be my choices for a female Church.

      How would you like to see Sly and Sharon reunite again?

      Kev

      • ann128 Says:

        Catherine Zeta Jones, i could really see her as a Church.
        Sigorney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Linda Hamilton and Sharon Stone would all be great choices but i think Catherine Zeta Jones would be the best choice..just my opinion.

  24. Tony Williams Says:

    Only have 4 things to say,

    1) Paul, I agree as well. Linda Hamilton as Church, or Jamie Lee. I suspect Church will be with Arnold so it would be great seeing Arnold film his scenes with either of the two.

    2) Steve, brother, like Paul you have my support in anything you do. I also believe you have a serious talent that needs to be pursued. Keep in touch, Steve.

    3) Sheryl, thank you for this blog keeping the fans up to date with what’s going on with the production of this movie. Huge thank you, Ms. Sheryl.

    4) Also Sheryl, I too also would like say that if maybe you could mention to Stallone about Steve’s audition. It is the end, the wrap up is just about done, why not? Again to take a phrase from Paul, there is no harm. Maybe Stallone can keep Steve in mind for future endeavors, and he should! I also believe that Steve has a talent which Stallone can mold to paraphrase Paul again.

    That is all, cannot wait for April 23rd!

  25. Kev Brock Says:

    Haven’t you all thought of Talia Shire being “Expendable”? Maybe this could be the reason Sly is being secretive about Church ’cause what if he got a former Rocky star to play the character. Church could be Talia, Burt Young (Uncle Paulie) or Carl Weathers. Think about it!!! I think it would be great to see Sly and Talia back on the big screen again, and what if Church could even be Sage Stallone, LOL? What do you all think?

    Kev

    • ethelmae Says:

      I spoke to Sly about casting a woman as Church – he said early on when he wrote the first draft that was a consideration but he didn’t give me any names

  26. Kev Brock Says:

    One more thing….Sheryl, do you think you can have Sly write a blog about Michael Jackson? I believe, Sly knew Michael Jackson for a pretty long time, sources tell me they were pretty close friends. That would be great to hear from Sly about his thoughts on MJ. Thanks if you could. RIP, MJ.

    Kev

    • ethelmae Says:

      Sly did indeed know MJ…MJ visited Sly’s home several times. like many of us Sly is shocked and saddened

  27. Kathy French Says:

    wanted to thank u 4 taking time to keep us informed. Will be sad t see u closing. I believe that the film will be a great success and with all the important actors will look forward to seeing it.
    It couldn’t have been easy time to keep this blog going–but from the heart Thank you.. I agree it would be only fitting for Jason to be the last to go. All of the actors make great films. hope you continue to send what u can pics, blogs, etc…….

  28. Expendables Says:

    The Specialist + Total recall = Sharon Stone.

    Now, there’s your woman for Church.

  29. Robert Says:

    Hello Sheryl..in your “light of the end of the tunnel” comments, you mentioned a possible with or without a “Church” character…does that mean that Sly is considering deleting that character altoghter?? Well, I read that he deleted the Brittany Murphy character..for whatever reason, so do you think he will do the same w/the Church character?
    I really hope not, only considering that it would be an opportunity for Bruce Willis or another cool actor to play that part.
    Again thanks so much for this blog, I appreciate it very much. Please give us some cool pics before you close up shop. Take care and get some rest!!

  30. Expendable Says:

    Sharon Stone could be the Church. After all Sly and Arnold have both shared “something” with her.

  31. DUTCH Says:

    It’s a rap!!! So did SCHWARZENEGGER film his scene???

  32. Mike Says:

    DUTCH, I think its a wrap for principal photography that means….I think AICN mentioned arnie is to film sometime in July…that doesnt mean there wont be re-shoots etc. either

  33. Fake Church Says:

    I too read at Aint It Cool that Arnold was going to film soon. How could filming have wrapped? It makes no sense.

    • ethelmae Says:

      Arnold was never part of principal photography. His scene was always scheduled shoot in LA on a day convenient for him. As for Church, that scene will be shot on a future date as well – possibly on the east coast.

  34. Ann128 Says:

    So Sheryl are you saying that there might be a good chance that a woman might be playing Church…. but Sly is not telling anyone yet!

  35. Inge Says:

    Lets see eastcoast…Bruce is currently filming in New York..hhmmm

  36. DUTCH Says:

    THANKS Sheryl!

  37. Janice Says:

    Thanks for everything. I have enjoy everything you have done, especially in helping me see Sly in person at cp. That is a nite I will never forgot. We will meet again and I will get my picture, because I never give up on dreams that will come true one day.

    Glad to see Sly was considering a woman as Church from the first draft. Stick with the though. He needs a big twist & she would be it. She should be a sweet, loving person someone you would never except to turn against them. Someone everyone loves (Reese Witherspoon, Ann Hathaway?). All the above mention ladies would be great but they are to old, when the other young ladies are the girlfriends of the characters. Just a note on the comment, I am the same age as some of these ladies some are older but there is a reason for this. Sly already has my age group f/m because the action names in the movie, the younger ladies are attracted to Jason & Jet, but what about the younger men, who do they have??? The movie is lacking that one big female name to get guys wondering how she fits into this type of movie. I know Sly can write this twist into a one of a kind movie that everyone will talk about for a long time.

    Again Keep up your wonderful work and looking forward to the next time your in NOLA. Have a safe trip home.

  38. muri Says:

    thx sheryl for the infos, insight etc a great job!

    we will miss that as well!

    hey by the way tell sly he should call robert r. cus he´s up to do a new predator! sly should be lead in this, no one else!!!!

    for everybody else thx for the time…til the next new sly movie!

    in sly we trust

  39. Fake Church Says:

    Thanks for clearing that up young lady🙂

  40. Kev Brock Says:

    I disagree that Sly should play in Robert Rodriguez’s “Predators” movie. From the sounds of things, it looks like Robert is trying to bring back Arnold as Dutch in the lead, once Arny gets done being governor.

    As for Sly’s next movie after “Expendables”, I want to see him get the opportunity to direct the biopic for Michael Jackson. I think Sly would do a great job if he did the Michael Jackson biopic. Michael himself would have wanted Sly to do it since they were friends for a long time. That be sweet.

    Kev

  41. muri Says:

    oh lord hell no…no to m.jackson bio!!!!!

    mj does gets a lot of credits because he is dead now, but please lets not forget the “dark sides” all the child abuse stuff, true or not true?!
    wouldnt do sly any good if he does a bio about mj.

    mj gets a lot of love now and people try to focus on the michael at the jackson 5 and the thriller mj, but the whole 90`s & the 00`s were damaged buy those child…rumors and court sh**!
    HELL NO ABOUT A MJ BIO…let it be done by a p. diddy kind of man doesnt matter!
    michael is hip now again, but were was the love when he was alive in the last 15 years?
    hip means soon it will be gone and no one cares about michael anymore and tell me by the way who could play a michael jackson kind of guy, a cgi michael?
    anyway there was already a tv bio about him and it was boring sh**.
    we all know his story so well, people wouldnt pay to see it.
    look at the biggi movie also an icon, not the jackson level but a straight guy not a…crazy man!

    sly should stick with the po bio…this could be his oscar run, i hope?!

    but anyway…here is the link for aicn…the people want stallone for “predator” no one else…make your vote count.
    just simply write stallone!:)

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41590

    • Kev Brock Says:

      If Sly was asked to do an MJ biopic, I’m pretty sure Sly would jump right on the opportunity. Kepp in mind about what a biopic movie does is about a famous person’s life, meaning they will have to do everything about his life, even MJ’s dark side of things.

      The MJ biopic will not be just about his music career, I’m sure his child molestation trial, the lawsuits, losing Neverland, etc. will all be in his biopic film. You have to think about that. The MJ biopic shouldn’t be just about his music career, there needs to be his dark and weird personal life into the movie too just to make the film intense and create drama, kind of like the movie “Ray” that starred Jamie Foxx and “Walk the Line” with Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash.

      There will be an MJ biopic planned by Hollywood, everyone knows it. Hollywood studios are waiting for this funeral stuff of MJ to get over with for material of the MJ biopic. Then they will plan one.

      I totally disagree with you that no one would see the MJ biopic film. Knowing that Michael Jackson is everywhere now and so popular, of course his biopic will be very successful and will be a box office smash. This will be a good opportunity for Sly Stallone.

      Muri, You’re so wrong that no one cares for Michael Jackson anymore. Obviously, everyone does care about Michael Jackson if he’s been talked about by everyone in the news.

      Sly and MJ were friends for years, so Sly knows MJ pretty well, confirmed by Sheryl herself. I’m sure Sly would make a good MJ movie.

      Sly is probably reading these comments in this blog like Sheryl once said, so try not to be negative over the possibility that Sly could do the MJ biopic. Sly wouldn’t be happy to read your comment that no one cares for him, when Sly DOES care for him. Michael Jackson still has a huge fanbase, man, you’re so wrong when you say no one cares about MJ. I’m just giving you a reality check.

      Although I have this feeling that Spike Lee might get asked to do the MJ biopic, it be great if they asked Sly to direct it. Michael Jackson was a big supporter and a huge fan of Sly’s movies, so I’m sure Michael would have loved it if Sly directed his biopic, trust me.

      Kev

      • muri Says:

        good for us that we both dont know sly at all, so we can not say “he would do it definitely” or “he wouldnt”!

        i mean if sly and mj had 3-4 meetings in their houses that really doesnt makes them super or best friends.

        in hollywood a dozen meetings happen in houses of actors, producers and artists etc.
        this aint called friendship. i mean if outhere 1-2 fotos exist of sly & mj together fine but there ar dozen pictures outthere of sly and jean claude, or charlie sheen and if 2morrow charlie sheen dies, does that means SLY SHOULD DO A BIO ABOUT CHARLIE SHEEN????

        thats a strange statement isnt it, yeah right, so it is with mj?!;)

        you can really say sly and arnold and bruce are friends, but calling mj a friend, because they met 3-4 times in life is a little bit much!

        and no about a bio of m.jackson simply because sly still regenerates from his comedy movie from the 90`s and some bad choices like “driven” and it took him a long road, to be liked again from old fans and no fans.
        with a controversy subject like m.jacksons life he could have destroy some of his reputation he`s just got back so hard and really…sly was a joke for some years now and it broked my heart.

        there are a lot of guys outthere who would hang sly, if he would do a bio of a weirdo, who a lot of people hip or not ,still call a pedophile!

        sly has 3 little children, i really dont think he will be any near 2 some guy who was closely accused of child abuse and stuff like that and in the end it would damage slys new fought back reputation, it would.

        the hipness of mj will fade, he and his music will live forever of course, but he will always be someone we dont know for sure, if he had done the stuff a lot of people said about him?!

        comparing mj with johnny cash…well thats way 2 far.
        cash has been a voice of the country and not a simple pop hit maker.
        he had dark sides like nearly every artist, but darksides we can forgive like, drugs, chicks and alcohol but no child molestation.
        thats 2 different things!

        i mean a lot of the mj hipster now may forget ,why mj had no no no#1 hit since “you are not alone”…well simply until then we thought he likes chicks and married elvis daughter. then we found out he is into kids?????????
        after that he was done!!!!!

        simply hollywood will make a bio, doesnt mean it should be done by sly.

        if anyone will make a bio fine, a tv movie of mj already exist and it wasnt a hit.
        lol looks like you really have no clue about hits, i mean other people will make konzerts for him and they will show the last rehearsal of mj and they will put out his last songs he has done for his kids and so on…but people soon will be fe up and wont pay 2 see a movie about him, cus they already know everything about him!

        well stuff like it has been done with the real king elvis as well and how many bios of him were SMASH HITS???????

        fact is “ray” cost 40 million without the advertisement and stuff like that, u can put on another 20 mil = 60mil.
        and it made = Worldwide: $124,731,534 well thats a solid profit and not a SMASH HIT!
        and really it was ray charles and not dodey hancock or someone like that.

        about “notorious” really not a no name, called and named an rap icon Production Budget: $20 million and did = Worldwide: $39,273,678. thats not even even if you put in advertisment money, which every movie has not listed in the production budget.

        your right mj is another level but also another level why people dislike him!
        of course people talk about mj he died a week ago and he was not the second guitar player of the hives he was mj.
        a weired circus like prinzess diana.
        people still talk about diana and they made movies whats the point, all direct 2 tv. cuse people wouldnt pay 2 see something they already know 2 the fullest.

        mj has a good fan base and i would say if they will do a bio about him it must be a 100 mil. production, otherwise it wouldnt work but then you could be in danger well that movie simply wouldnt have been made in 2 years and then expect the mj fans/fanatiks
        no one would care much and it makes maybe 200 mil?
        that will mean a movie like this gets mor advertisment something like 30-40 mil. and if it does make 200 mil. it has 60 mil. profit well, without the controversy sly make that with and dead franchise like “rambo” on his own.

        confirmed by Sheryl herself…yeah sly knew him, he also knew david carradine and worked with him, should he do a bio about him also???????????????

        so whats the point about it, i dont want sly near this!!!!

        ps: do you live in reality, since when was mj a supporter of slys movies, this guy had a ranch called “never and” and not rocky land!

        i can say whats on my mind, i think sly would damage his reputation.
        and please stop writing “what sly thinks about my comment” even if sly wouldnt like it, it simply wouldnt stop me writing it, cus i say whats on my mind, even if it wouldnt be liked by my idol!
        but you can not write in his name!

        i know mj has fans but where were those fans 2 weeks ago, 2 weeks ago they didnt bought sh** from mj!
        he died a week ago so he is news, because he was the last freak we had in this industry.
        he was prinzess diana and john lennon in one of course we want 2 know what happend and how but in the news.
        because at some point everbody liked jackson. he was around for 40 years but he fu**** it up with his kids thang and so he was done for all.
        no no#1 hit since “you are not alone” he dies everything is no #1 again, get me?

        let it be done by spike lee, not by sly!

  42. muri Says:

    but anyway…here is the link for aicn…the people want stallone for “predator” no one else…make your vote count.
    just simply write stallone!:)

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41590

  43. Tony Williams Says:

    Muri, although I would like to see Stallone be in a Predator film, I would much rather see Sly get to work on his Rambo 4 and even the next Expendables installment.
    Although I would like to see some of the guys from the Expendables be in the new Predator film.

    • Expendable Says:

      Of course you mean Rambo 5.

      Arnold may do a cameo in Predators, but that is as far as it goes. I don’t see Sly fitting in.

  44. Kev Brock Says:

    “good for us that we both dont know sly at all, so we can not say “he would do it definitely” or “he wouldnt”!”
    ————————————————
    Doing a Michael Jackson biopic would be huge. You’d be insane if you turn down that offer from Hollywood. Sly would go for it since he knew MJ. Besides, if Sly was asked to do the MJ biopic, it would be ALL UP TO HIM, not you. So you keep saying that Sly doing the MJ biopic is a bad idea, is pretty disrespectful to Sly. It’s his decision if he wants to do it or not. If Sly wants to do an MJ biopic, that’s great! If Sly doesn’t want to do it, that’s fine too. Him not doing the MJ biopic, is not your decision. You’re so delusional.

    “i mean if sly and mj had 3-4 meetings in their houses that really doesnt makes them super or best friends.”
    —————————————————
    Why the negativity toward Sly and MJ? Sly and MJ WERE great friends. All the die hard Stallone fans know it. Sly and MJ hung out for a long time. These pics prove it.

    I think that’s good enough proof that they had a great friendship.
    —————————————————————
    “in hollywood a dozen meetings happen in houses of actors, producers and artists etc.
    this aint called friendship. i mean if outhere 1-2 fotos exist of sly & mj together fine but there ar dozen pictures outthere of sly and jean claude, or charlie sheen and if 2morrow charlie sheen dies, does that means SLY SHOULD DO A BIO ABOUT CHARLIE SHEEN????

    thats a strange statement isnt it, yeah right, so it is with mj?!;)”
    ——————————————————————–
    Again, you’re slandering Sly with you thinking that he wasn’t friends with MJ when Sheryl just said he was friends with him. Sly was a fan of MJ’s music and MJ was a fan of Sly’s movies, so that’s how they became friends.

    Wait until Sly writes a public statement about MJ’s death, just wait and see, and Sly will say he’s been great friends with MJ. You’re slandering Sly that he wasn’t friends with MJ. Sheryl said he was friends with him.
    ————————————————————-
    “you can really say sly and arnold and bruce are friends, but calling mj a friend, because they met 3-4 times in life is a little bit much!”
    ————————————————————-

    Sheryl said MJ visited Sly’s house several times, meaning 7 or 8 times, I think that’s good enough to call him a friend. And I’m sure Michael Jackson invited Sly and his kids to Neverland a couple of times as well.
    ————————————————————–
    “and no about a bio of m.jackson simply because sly still regenerates from his comedy movie from the 90`s and some bad choices like “driven” and it took him a long road, to be liked again from old fans and no fans.
    with a controversy subject like m.jacksons life he could have destroy some of his reputation he`s just got back so hard and really…sly was a joke for some years now and it broked my heart.”
    ——————————————————————-

    You don’t get my point that all the Michael Jackson controversy in his life is great material for the biopic movie, it’s what Hollywood would want. MJ’s plastic surgery transformation, his trial, Neverland, lawsuits, family, etc, all of that needs to be in the film. Most biopic films of famous musicians is not all about their music career, they have to have their personal and family life into the film too.

    I don’t think Sly doing the MJ biopic would fail him again. Again, you’re being negative and disrespectful to Sly there. I don’t think you’re a true Sly fan at all, if you’re going to keep putting the man down.

    “there are a lot of guys outthere who would hang sly, if he would do a bio of a weirdo, who a lot of people hip or not ,still call a pedophile!”
    —————————————————–

    Sheryl just made it clear that Sly still supports Michael Jackson. Sly is upset and shocked of his death like everyone else, what part of that don’t you understand, mate?

    All the pedophile accusations of MJ will be in the film too, controversy is what draws people to Hollywood movies. You don’t know anything about Hollywood films.

    “sly has 3 little children, i really dont think he will be any near 2 some guy who was closely accused of child abuse and stuff like that and in the end it would damage slys new fought back reputation, it would.”
    ———————————————————–

    Considering that Sheryl said MJ visited Sly’s house at least several times, I’m sure MJ has already met Sly’s 3 little girls. It’s obvious Sly never saw that MJ was a monster and child predator that the media made him out to be. Sad you believe everything you read in the news.

    “the hipness of mj will fade, he and his music will live forever of course, but he will always be someone we dont know for sure, if he had done the stuff a lot of people said about him?!”
    ———————————————–

    Sure, MJ was a crazy whack job and I’m sure Sly agrees that MJ was a little weird and strange, but everybody respected Michael Jackson for the music. Nobody cared about MJ’s personal life, we liked him for the music. Period.

    “comparing mj with johnny cash…well thats way 2 far.
    cash has been a voice of the country and not a simple pop hit maker.
    he had dark sides like nearly every artist, but darksides we can forgive like, drugs, chicks and alcohol but no child molestation.
    thats 2 different things!”
    ————————————————-

    I think you have bad reading comprehension. I wasn’t comparing MJ to Johnny Cash or Ray Charles. I was comparing the MJ biopic to other rock music biopics.

    Music biopic movies like “La Bamba” with Richie Valens and “Great Balls of Fire”, with Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis.

    If you watch all them music biopics, you would see it’s not just about their music career. All famous musicians can have crazy and weird lifestyles, not just MJ. All famous musicians had a dark side in them and had controversy too: Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Richie Valens, etc. They put all that stuff in their biopic films too. Hollywood will do the same with Michael Jackson’s film.

    “i mean a lot of the mj hipster now may forget ,why mj had no no no#1 hit since “you are not alone”…well simply until then we thought he likes chicks and married elvis daughter. then we found out he is into kids?????????
    after that he was done!!!!!”
    ——————————————————————–

    Just because you like kids, doesn’t make you a pedophile. MJ was innocent until proven guilty and nobody proved his guilt. I’m glad you weren’t the jury of his child molestation trial. You’re not very smart.

    “simply hollywood will make a bio, doesnt mean it should be done by sly.”
    ————————————————————

    What is wrong with Sly doing an MJ biopic? If you get your facts straight Sly has done other things besides action movies and other genres hasn’t failed him.

    “if anyone will make a bio fine, a tv movie of mj already exist and it wasnt a hit.
    lol looks like you really have no clue about hits, i mean other people will make konzerts for him and they will show the last rehearsal of mj and they will put out his last songs he has done for his kids and so on…but people soon will be fe up and wont pay 2 see a movie about him, cus they already know everything about him!”
    —————————————————————–

    If you find that no one would see an MJ biopic, that’s fine. That’s entitled to your own opinion. Knowing that Michael Jackson’s death is all over the news, websites like TMZ/Perez Hilton getting a lot of traffic ’cause of MJ’s death, MJ being all over TV, Johnny Depp expressed interest in playing Michael Jackson for the biopic, etc. I think that’s good enough proof right there, that people are interested in a MJ biopic.

    If the MJ biopic is made right with a good script, good acting, and good cast, yes, I think people will go see it and will become a box office hit.

    The movies that Michael Jackson starred in, like “The Wiz” and “Moonwalker” are still pretty popular today. Michael Jackson is also about ready to take over the Billboard charts again, so that’s even more proof that you’re wrong about no one caring for MJ. His personal troubles is not stopping people from supporting The King of Pop!!!

    “well stuff like it has been done with the real king elvis as well and how many bios of him were SMASH HITS???????”
    ——————————————————–

    If I remember correctly, John Carpenter did an Elvis Presley biopic titled “Elvis” that starred Kurt Russell as Elvis, that film was a hit.

    ‘fact is “ray” cost 40 million without the advertisement and stuff like that, u can put on another 20 mil = 60mil.
    and it made = Worldwide: $124,731,534 well thats a solid profit and not a SMASH HIT!
    and really it was ray charles and not dodey hancock or someone like that.”
    ———————————————————————-

    Yeah, and “Ray” was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for it, even though it wasn’t box office success, getting in the Oscars is good enough to call it a successful movie.

    “your right mj is another level but also another level why people dislike him!
    of course people talk about mj he died a week ago and he was not the second guitar player of the hives he was mj.
    a weired circus like prinzess diana.
    people still talk about diana and they made movies whats the point, all direct 2 tv. cuse people wouldnt pay 2 see something they already know 2 the fullest.”
    ——————————————————————

    Why do you keep saying that no one likes MJ? Other famous musicians has spoke out about MJ on how MJ impacted their lives with his music. Even Barack Obama said he grew on MJ’s music. Arnold Schwarzenegger said positive things about MJ as well. MJ still has many fans, when will you get that through your thick head? When you see fans saying “Michael, we miss you, RIP”, that means the public still supports Michael Jackson. What part of that don’t you understand?

    “mj has a good fan base and i would say if they will do a bio about him it must be a 100 mil. production, otherwise it wouldnt work but then you could be in danger well that movie simply wouldnt have been made in 2 years and then expect the mj fans/fanatiks
    no one would care much and it makes maybe 200 mil?
    that will mean a movie like this gets mor advertisment something like 30-40 mil. and if it does make 200 mil. it has 60 mil. profit well, without the controversy sly make that with and dead franchise like “rambo” on his own.”

    You’re repeating yourself too much. It’s only your opinion that you think the MJ biopic will fail. I think the MJ biopic will be very successful, that is my opinion and nothing will change that.

    “confirmed by Sheryl herself…yeah sly knew him, he also knew david carradine and worked with him, should he do a bio about him also???????????????”
    ——————————————————–

    You’re an idiot. I picked Sly to do the MJ biopic ’cause I think it would be a good opportunity for him. Michael Jackson is the world’s famous superstar, that’s a fact. MJ had his troubles and mental problems in his life, yes. MJ’s personal life is separate from his fame and fortune. He is still famous and legendary. His past troubles didn’t kill MJ’s fame, when he’s still a legend today.

    “so whats the point about it, i dont want sly near this!!!!”
    ———————————————————————

    Again, it’s all up to Sly if he wants to do it. Not up to you.

    I find that Sly doing the MJ biopic would be a great opportunity for him, ’cause it could land Sly Stallone back in the Oscars. Plus, it would be a great opportunity to promote Sly as an actor and director as well. You have to think about that.

    “ps: do you live in reality, since when was mj a supporter of slys movies, this guy had a ranch called “never and” and not rocky land!”
    ————————————————————–

    If Michael Jackson was never a fan of Sly’s movies, then he would have never visited Sly’s house several times. It’s obvious Michael Jackson loved to watch Sly’s movies just like all of us Sly fans.🙂

    “i can say whats on my mind, i think sly would damage his reputation.
    and please stop writing “what sly thinks about my comment” even if sly wouldnt like it, it simply wouldnt stop me writing it, cus i say whats on my mind, even if it wouldnt be liked by my idol!
    but you can not write in his name!”
    ——————————————————

    You’ve just disprespected Sly saying that he’s not friends with Michael Jackson. I don’t think he would like to read things like that, and I’m sure he’s sitting at the computer being pissed at you right now.

    “i know mj has fans but where were those fans 2 weeks ago, 2 weeks ago they didnt bought sh** from mj!
    he died a week ago so he is news, because he was the last freak we had in this industry.
    he was prinzess diana and john lennon in one of course we want 2 know what happend and how but in the news.
    because at some point everbody liked jackson. he was around for 40 years but he fu**** it up with his kids thang and so he was done for all.
    no no#1 hit since “you are not alone” he dies everything is no #1 again, get me?”
    ———————————————-

    Like I said before, Michael Jackson’s personal troubles with kids, fame, and other things didn’t destroy his recognition and power at all. It only made Michael Jackson more powerful that he is now. Again, you’re being delusional.

    “let it be done by spike lee, not by sly!”
    ————————————————

    That’s just your opinion and entitled to it. I’m entitled to mine that I think Sly will make a good MJ biopic.

    If you want to debate with me, you will never win. So bring it on.😀

    Kev

    • muri Says:

      are you really that disillusioned and think you won?????????

      i said:

      “if sly and mj had 3-4 meetings in their houses that really doesnt makes them super or best friends”

      &

      “if outhere 1-2 fotos exist of sly & mj together fine but there are dozen pictures outthere of sly and jean claude, or charlie sheen and if 2morrow charlie sheen dies, does that means SLY SHOULD DO A BIO ABOUT CHARLIE SHEEN????”

      AND YOU POST 2 PICTURES OF THEM 2GETHER, one in the 80`s at an award show or a gala and 1 photo shot in the 90`s and thats why you call them “great friends”??????????????????????????????

      I WROTE IF OUTTHERE 2 PICS EXISTS…and you send me 2 and think u proved anything…can you read dude??????

      i know there are pics of them together but there are pictures of sly and claudia shiffer as well and what now…in your matrix best friends right?!;)

      if you would follow tyrese gibson on twitter, you would see a foto of them mj & tyrese at a gala…in your verse it means they are best friends right???

      i know there is a foto of mj and jon bon jovi outthere, so in your verse they are best friends????????

      maybe tyrese and jon bon jovi should come together and make a bio movie about m.jackson because now everybody cares about michael! but 2 weeks agao he was only a freak with the same records out like in the last 8 years…but let em make a movie as well right??????

      man you really live in a strange world!!!

      even if they would have met 8 times, how does that mean they were good/best friends in which world do you live???????

      i mean i even went out with my boss sometimes, but i wouldnt call him a friend and the chinese food delivery guy comes to my house once a month, so is he my best friend NOOO!

      so sly was in mjs house and he was in slys house, when was the last time, do you know that? was it 2 years ago or 4 years ago or 10 years ago, since you have all the insight infos, tell me???

      you know i have friends i really think you dont have one friend but friends show up in my house at least once a month, thats what friends do.
      so when was the last time the big buddies sly and mj met in their houses????????
      tell me perez hilton, when?????

      i for one am a fan of sly since 1983 but truly i am not a god and not the friend of the stars, so i can not tell which are the 3 best buddies of sly?! but i would bet my ass, mj was not one of them.

      i havent seen mj at the premiere of “rocky balboa” i havent seen mj at the premiere of “john rambo” as a sly fan you name yourself and say in the same breath mj supported sly blablabla…where was he, was he busy doing music, shows??? no he wasnt!

      between “john rambo” and “rocky balboa” 2-3 years how come, mj the best buddy of sly didnt showed up at one lousy premiere of his best buddy who does a comeback? what kind of support would that be of a friend, you idiot???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

      i mean i saw pics of again: arnie, bruce, dolph…the ones, sly is really befriended with at the premieres.
      so at which premiere of slys movies was MJ THE SUPPORTER OF SLYS MOVIES the last time, tell me perez?????????

      this about your great/best friends theory of mj and sly!
      they knew each other and in hollywood it means “were friends” and he was in his house and sly was in mjs house but when was the last time, was it before or after the trials?

      i would bet my belongings carl weathers was in slys house a lot, well look at them now, they dont talk anymore, because carl wanted 2 much money for a picture in “rocky balboa”!
      but best friends also right?

      you really need a reality check dorothy!

      WAKE UP DUDE hollywood means a shallow “we are friends” thing.
      maybe sly let his agent or his lawyer in his house over 20 times, so would sly say they are his best friends, how stupid would that be???
      oh by the way if slys lawyer dies one day, should sly make a bio pic. about him as well????

      in no way i was disrespectful to sly, i`m disrespectful 2 you sickhead cus you write stuff and turn it the other way around if you like.
      you try to judge me for something i never said! i say this and you say that…blabla in the end my facts are better and i for one say in the end…I DONT KNOW THE TRUTH!!! if they were best buddies fine but then it was the best kept secret in hollywood cus i always thought he is close with arnie and bruce and they prove their “friendship” with their support of going 2 the premieres of sly or meeting in the gym…again and again!

      arnie is even gov has a shit lot 2 do and still comes 2 premieres of sly and mj hasnt toured for about 15 years made one record in the last 10 years and couldnt find the time 2 at least come 2 one premiere of a new sly movie in the last 5-10 years? what a shitty friendship should that be?????

      DUDE I REALLY NOW KNOW FOR SURE YOU CAN NOT READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      i said it, that mj is hip because he is dead now, but 2 weeks ago no one cared about him and 2 weeks ago shit wasnt @no#1 of mj.
      he is in the news because he died a week ago, understand ONE WEEK AGO!
      i`m not talking people are not interested, of course they are, he died ONE WEEK AGO, not 2 month ago!
      so today everybody says “its sad” and “i`m a fan” and “he was an icon” blablabla…but why were the same people not saying that before he died 2 weeks ago, then he was out and so yesterday?????

      again no no#1 for mj since “you are not alone” understand…thats nearly 15 years ago!
      the icon everbody talks about hasnt got a hit for neary 15 years until TATA he dies and now he is the shit again.
      thats double standards…everybody is fan now but what did those fans do 15 years long????

      never heard arnie saying as mj lived “he`s a fan” did you?
      he died and arnies as gov. says “he was a icon” which is true and mj lived most of his times in LA, so arnie is gov. there, right, so as a gov it makes sense that he has 2 say something about mjs dead?!

      a black prez obama has 2 say something about it as well, i bet george bush wouldnt!;)

      i wrote down that mj will live forever through his music and you sick dude can not understand shit!

      ur a strange creature man!

      all i tried to say is, there is no point of sly doing it, it makes no sense and i dont care if johnny depp (now over 40) says he would do a bio about mj.
      i guess that would be “cool” 2 see how he will do a moonwalk but why should sly direct it?????

      if you would be the sly fan you claim 2 be, then you would support sly with his “po” bio movie instead the hipster dead of mj.
      if you want sly in the oscar run “po” is the thing to be and it will come out of heart.
      cus as a sly fan you should know sly wants to make that movie for over 10 years now.
      sly loves poe!

      so dont waste time on trying him into the mj corner as you would have known shit how great friends sly and mj were?!
      you dont know shit i dont know shit, but my facts make more sense!

      AND NEVER AGAIN WRITE DOWN THAT I SLANDER SLY I SLANDER YOU!!!!!

      how can i slander sly when i dont have the true facts, i only try to slander your dumb facts which are none!

      that elvis movie was on tv with kurt, what was it a rating hit? stupido!

      oh man how lame, i know all those musicans bios i know how they work and how they have been made and of course its not only about music.
      i think i know something about the movies a little bit more than you my friend!;)

      and writing 3 times down, sheryl confirmed the were friends doesnt mean anything dude!

      sheryl didnt told you, they met once a week 2 poker and smoke cigars!

      if sheryl would aks sly if he was friends with carl weather he would say the same thing and if sheryl would ask sly if he was friends with david carradine or charlie sheen, he would say the same thing!
      get my point??????

      in hollywood “friends” means “we met, worked, went out had fun and after that it might happen that we wont see each other for 2-10 years!”
      UNDERSTAND SHITHEAD????

      about sly in neverland ranch, everybody was once there, i mean everybody…even jewel the singer, so best friends right?!;)

      i bet my behind you still want a bio pic of prinzess diana done by sly right?
      cus her death had a bigger impact than mjs in the world, so this means tragedy, drama not only the look at the glamorous side, also the darksides…oscars here we come!;)

      of course every a**hole in hollyweired wants 2 make a bio about mj, man there are some shitheads in the studios that really thought making “titanic 2” is a good idea, i think you are one of them, get my point?!

      the mj bio pic will make money yeah, but not an amount it will not even be close to a transformers movie.
      so whats the point, you want oscars, stick to “po” you want money, stick 2 “the expendables 2” and get the rest of those sickheads who couldnt be in the first one, basta!

      funny thing is you always cry like a baby, that i would not respect sly or your opinion, but you never respected mine, so why should i respect yours sissy?!

      i say what i like and what i dont like and i dont like your idea and between you and me! i tell you, even if sly would have been best firends with mj and the world didnt knew it (which both of our sick asses dont know for sure) SLY WILL NEVER MAKE A BIO ABOT MICHAEL JACKSON!

      NEVER EVER and it has nothing 2 do with you and nothing 2 do with me…so in the end you will lose anyway cus all your blablabla didnt changed shit and i get my will!

      SLY WONT MAKE A BIO ABOUT MJ OH AND BY THE WAY THAT MAKES ME THE WINNER OF THIS SHITTY TALK WITH YOU IN THE SHORT AND LONG RUN!

      so goodnight sissy, go on dream about the moonwalk directed by sly, wont happen lady!

      • muri Says:

        by the way i know some guys from the internet, who were on the set and know/met sly & are fans and STILL THINK MJ WAS A PEDOPHILE does that mean they disrespect sly, because they have their own opinions, what a sick statement is that?

        everybody has opinions, you have yours i have mine and this aint worth shit cus in the end sly wont do a bio pic about mj.
        even when he says he would do it, that doesnt means anything until he makes it and that wont happen!

        3:0 for me

        i wont answer you anymore, you live in oz or the matrix, whatever, aint wort my time!

        bye sucker!

      • Kev Brock Says:

        muri, do you realize that your negativity in this blog is you stepping in Sly’s world? You’re no longer responding to me, ’cause you know I’m right on everything I said. Do you realize that this blog is being runned by both Sheryl and Sly? It’s true! They’re both on here. I think you need to calm down.

        You may think Sly will never make a Michael Jackson biopic, but I think it be a cool thing that he would. I just made a simple suggestion in the comments that Sly would do a Michael Jackson biopic as a fun discussion and you came in here lashing out at me, over my opinion, so I responded back. Now you’re backing out, look who’s the sissy is now? If you quit this debate, I win.

        And just because you know some guys on the internet that met Sly at the Expendables set and Sly thinks MJ is a pedophile, doesn’t mean it’s true, it could be a fake internet rumour. You met guys on the internet that you don’t even know and you call them friends? Ha ha! Do you realize that people on the internet make up stories that are not true?

        I’m sure Sly will speak on Michael Jackson’s death soon, he just haven’t had the time since he was too busy filming, Expendables. Now that he’s done, I’m sure he’ll start talking about MJ soon.

        And yes, Arnold is a fan of MJ. Arnold even defended MJ during the child molestation trial, so there. I even said in my last post that I think it’s cool that you think Sly won’t do an MJ biopic, and it’s my opinion, I think it will be a good thing for Sly.

        It’s obvious you’re no fan of Michael Jackson. Stop treating your opinions as facts, ’cause that’s what you’re doing here. Michael Jackson is still respected in the music industry and that’s a fact that everybody knows.

        Like I said, wait for a statement on Sly about Michael Jackson’s death, and if Sly says he was friends with Michael Jackson, then I proved my point that you are wrong.

        Good day.

        Kev

  45. Stuart Says:

    Firstly, stop talking about Michael Jackson this is an Expendables blog.
    More importantly can anyone post a link to these new photos of Sly and Mickey?😉

  46. Mike Says:

    so, back on topic,

    are Arnold and Church supposed to film in July?? or sometime later in the summer?

    also, anything on when we might see a teaser trailer?

  47. peter Says:

    can you tell me where i can find the shots of sly and rourke in empire online?

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