- SIMON WEST IS EXPENDABLE
It appears that a director has been recruited to helm The Expendables 2.
Deadline reports that Simon West (The Mechanic, Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) has been lined up to succeed Sylvester Stallone in the director's chair.
Stallone will reprise his acting duties, though. In addition to Sly, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews are all expected back as well. However, other Action stars will probably also be recruited to beef this film up, whether they good or bad guys, will remain to be seen.
Lionsgate has slated Expendables 2 for an August 17, 2012 release.