September 17, 2012

John Woo for Expendables 3?

Our friends over at Expendables Premiere are starting a petition to get John Woo to direct The Expendables 3, if indeed it happens at all.

I give this suggestion a resounding HELL YES! We need a director like Woo to bring the style and class these films deserve. I’ve been wanting Woo to direct the 3rd movie for a while and I have to say that we also need Chow Yun Fat to be in it.

I still feel that the full potential for The Expendables series remains to be realised and the third should be classic action movie; I think with Woo at the helm it could be. Watch Hard Boiled, The Killer and Face/Off if you don’t believe me.

All of this is just fantasy at this stage but it sure would be cool…

P.S. I’d also like to see what Paul Verhoeven could do.

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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