Production on The Expendables 3 begins in Bulgaria, as Lionsgate and Millennium Films released details of the plot in the third installment of the blockbuster franchise with returning stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
They will be join by Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, and Mel Gibson.
Soldier-of-fortune Barney Ross (Stallone) and his team face "their most personal battle yet" in Conard Stonebanks (Gibson), who co-founded the Expendables with Ross years ago until Stonebanks became an arms trader that Barney had no choice but to terminate. However, Stonebanks turns out to be alive, and is seeking revenge against the Expendables, whose stoic leader decides to bring in "new blood" to the team who are "younger, faster and more tech-savvy" to combat the newest threat to this band of brotherhood.
The Expendables franchise pays homage to Hollywood's mightiest action heroes who ruled the box office throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s.
The Expendables 3 locks and load into theaters on August 15, 2014 (my birthday!)