and the greatest cast of all time is…

So for the past few months I have been rolling my eyes at this talk about the greatest action movie ever to be created, written, and directed by Sylvester Stallone, but it turns out…this thing is real.  The Expendables. Okay I guess we all knew it was a few weeks back but I was too lazy to post anything.

Today comes this following news: Mickey Rourke!  The recently resuscitated actor, riding THE WRESTLER (Mayors top pick for 2008? Find out soon), has joined Sly’s flick as “an unscrupulous arms dealer who becomes the go-to guy for a group of mercenaries planning to topple a South American dictator.”

The project already has Stallone Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Forest Whitaker, Robert Knepper, Juliana Paes, and possibly Sir Ben Kingsley. Plus a lead female role remains as yet unfilled.

Stallone brought Rourke on board his 2000 remake of GET CARTER, and Rourke just worked with Statham on the remake of the French thriller 13 TZAMETI.   I heard Sandra Bullock turned down a role which would have been some Demolition Man reunion, but I guess shes too busy with better things…Jean-Claude Van Damme reportedly passed on the project too, for JCVD he can be forgiven.  Release Date: TBA.

Stop! Or my Mom will rip out your throat!