“The Expendables 4”The filming will begin in Thessaloniki. Credit: Lionsgate
Greece’s second largest city of Thessaloniki is preparing to host several Hollywood stars who will descend on the city in November to shoot scenes for the movie “The Expendables 4.”
Jason Statham, Dolph and Megan Lundgren, Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent”The Thessaloniki shooting will feature stars such as Andy Garcia, Tony Jaa, and Jackson. Sylvester Stallone could also be coming, although this has not been officially announced.
The franchise’s first movie was released in 2010, and the second in 2012. The movie series grossed $804 million worldwide.
Stallone began “The Expendables”He directed the first installment of the series and was the author. The Expendables is a tribute the action films that the legendary actor made back in the 80s/90s. It features a variety of actors from the genre who team up as mercenaries to defeat a common enemy.
The sequels brought in more actors from the genre. They featured stars like Dolph Ludgren, Harrison Ford and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Mickey Rourke.
The last movie, 2014’s The Expendables 3, was a bit of a disappointment as it opted for a PG-13 rating and sought to beef up the cast with new, fresh faces, rather than the older, more seasoned ones, which took a bite out of the box office, making it the least profitable of the franchise to date.
Stallone retakes the seat in The Expendables 4,
Casting was quick and Stallone, Statham and Lundgren were all confirmed for the fourth film. Megan Fox and Tony Jaa, as well as 50 Cent, are newcomers.
The new film is set to be directed by stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh, whose previous credits include Act of Valor and Need For Speed. Stallone seems to be more involved in the creative process, acting only as an actor and not having any involvement with the writing or production of this film, as he did with his previous three movies.
There’s no official plot synopsis yet, but Lionsgate’s Jason Constantine described the film as a “no-holds-barred action film”That will. “raise the stakes and be the biggest, most badass adventure yet.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter “The plot will once again focus on a group of veteran mercenaries. And while the initial movies from in the early 2010s had Stallone as the focal point, sources say in this outing Statham will be the one with the biggest gun. Fox is the female lead.”
Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, is becoming a hub for Hollywood productions. In July, Antonio Banderas and Kate Bosworth were just some of the world famous actors who filmed there for a star-studded movie — the name of which is still in the works.