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The Expendables Coming To The Small Screen?

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The always growing film company known as Lionsgate recently released its Q4 financial numbers, which normally would be a matter that only investors and shareholders care about. However, during a recent conference call with Wall Street types, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer briefly touched upon some future plans for the companies TV production division. It seems that LG is looking into turning a few of its more popular film franchises into TV programs.

The biggest item on the table is a small screen adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone starring action series The Expendables. The original film made nearly 300 million dollars worldwide on a roughly 80 million dollar production budget, so needless to say the studio was pretty happy. The movie featured an all star team of action stars including Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren and several more. The sequel hits theaters this August, and expands the cast with such heavy hitters as Arnold Schwarzenegger & Bruce Willis (who made cameos in the first one), Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The next property in talks for a show is the action film Red, which starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman as a team of retired black-ops agents who are forced to get back to work after an attempt on Willis' character's life.

The final film discussed by Feltheimer was the popular teen dance series Step Up. Whatever your opinion of the quality of the series, each of the three produced films has managed to at least multiply it's budget worldwide, and sell tons of copies on video. The fourth film entitled Step Up Revolution opens in theaters on July 27th.

Would you tune in for an Expendables TV series? Do you think Red or Step Up would be good picks for shows, or would they crash and burn?

Source: Deadline.com


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Written by: msd85
Jun 2nd, 2012, 6:28 pm

Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 10th, 2012, 2:05 am
this film is soo is the best action if it better than the first one. by the way Jason is soo cute
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 7th, 2012, 9:24 am
expendables I would watch
MACKerMD

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Message Posted On Jun 5th, 2012, 12:21 pm

Besides telling a full storyline, with the 12 characters from the 2nd installment of Expendables, they could already fill an entire 13-episode-season, with an exploding season finale episode . I could see that one come to reality very easy..

Red the series, would be a fun thrill rollercoaster ride to watch. Morgan f**** Freeman (as mentioned in The Mongrels) would be kick-ass to see back in 'action' again. Same for the other characters.

However... Step Up the series should -Step Down- as this would be a waste of investments, unless you want another storyline-based version of So You Think You Can Dance ... a big no no to that one.

 

All in all LG go for the kicks and thrills.. and leave the swirls and slides aside. 

matt4848

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Message Posted On Jun 4th, 2012, 3:36 am

I would totally watch! All they need to do to make the show successful, is keep with the 'expendables' motto - stick with stalone as lead (as its his baby) and use all the others main and supporting cast (depending on who wants to do the show) - and most importantly -

 

that they aknowledge the show would be both a call back to the great action movies, and a 'fun' style show - and not to serious, it would make a good Comedyrama.

 

 

ankjevik

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Message Posted On Jun 3rd, 2012, 3:53 am

thats sounds awsome both expendables and red was 2 of the last 10 years top 10 of action movies!!!!

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