Lionsgate has announced that the studio is reteaming on Millennium Media’s The Expendables saga, once again reuniting the world’s top action stars for an all-new film. Jason Statham (Wrath of Man, F9), Dolph Lundgren (Creed II), Randy Couture (Blowback), and Sylvester Stallone (The Suicide Squad) will all reprise their roles as Lee Christmas, Gunner Jensen, Toll Road, and Barney Ross, respectively.
In addition, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power), Megan Fox (Till Death), and Tony Jaa (Monster Hunter) are set to join the franchise in new roles.
The film will begin production this fall and is being directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor, Need for Speed) from a screenplay by Spenser Cohen with revisions by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said, “We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Millennium Media for the next installment of the Expendables franchise. It’s so much fun to bring these stars together for a no-holds-barred action film. The new film will raise the stakes and be the biggest, most badass adventure yet.”
“The Expendables are back, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this star studded, action packed film to the big screen with Lionsgate, who have been with us since the inception of this franchise. To keep it fresh and fun, we’ve added exciting new stars to join the veterans; popcorn entertainment is guaranteed,” added Jeffrey Greenstein, Millennium Media President.
The new Expendables installment is produced by Statham, Kevin King Templeton, and Les Weldon Yariv Lerner, Jeffrey Greenstein, and Jonathan Yunger on behalf of Millennium Media. Executive Producers for Millennium Media are Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, and Trevor Short with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman on behalf of Campbell Grobman Films. Co-Producer is Abby Mills. Eda Kowan and Jonah Leach will oversee the film for Lionsgate.
Lionsgate will release the film in the US, Canada, and the UK.