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Sylvester Stallone Wants Patrick Hughes To Direct 'The Expendables 3'
It looks like Sylvester Stallone has found a new macho man director to call the shots on the next installment of "The Expendables" franchise.
Stallone and Millennium Entertainment have selected Australian commercials director Patrick Hughes ("Red Hill") to helm the threequel, according to Deadline.
Production on the film will begin in August. The cast will included returning stars Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham and Jet Li, plus newcomers Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan.
"The Expendables 2," which was directed by Simon West, grossed $300 million worldwide. Stallone himself directed the first film in the series.