With “The Expendables 3” scheduled to roll into cinemas in just over a month, Lionsgate has set the film’s world premiere for August 4.
The event will take place in London, ten days out from the film’s release date of August 14.
Boasting an all star cast (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell), the third instalment in the franchise will see the original team join forces with new blood as The Expendables take on an old friend turned foe.
Patrick Hughes directed the pic from a screenplay by “Olympus Has Fallen” scribes Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt with star Sylvester Stallone.
Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face- to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables, but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.