I'm still drooling over the prospect of Sylvester Stallone's upcoming movie, The Expendables, due out in 2010 - a movie with a concept that no true action nerd could resist: a team of washed-up mercenaries are sent on a suicide mission in South America, played by a team of washed-up (or soon to be washed-up) action heroes. It's a movie that follows The Wrestler's "old beaten up piece of meat" theme, which is fitting as Mickey Rourke is one of the leads.
So far, Stallone - writer, director, star - has recruited:
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Arnold Schwarzenegger (I'm sure this will be a cameo)
Ok, so some of them are not oldies (or goodies), but I still think this is a pretty impressive cast. Jean Claude Van Damme turned the movie down because, according to him, Stallone wouldn't tell him what his character was. His loss.
Naturally, I have my own favorites I wish were included, and I'm definitely disappointed by the lack of female action heroes - the only woman cast in the movie is Brittany Murphy (!).
So, after a conversation with some close friends of mine, I have chosen the following as dream additions to the cast, and I look forward to yall's suggestions too...
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Jean Claude Van Damme
Kurt Russell (check this out)
Brigitte Neilsen (I know, this is obviously a no-no...)
Bearing in mind the concept of the film, I would also add Brian Bosworth after seeing the life altering One Man's Justice (aka One Tough Bastard). I await the nerd fest...