With The Expendables 3 getting ever nearer to the start of production, there has been plenty of talk about who will direct the movie. Sylvester Stallone recently admitted that he would love to get Mel Gibson on board to direct The Expendables 3 but he has now revealed who will be helming the project and it is not Mel Gibson.
Stallone took to his official Twitter account to tell his followers, "The director is an Aussie........." this led some to believe that he had actually managed to get Mel Gibson on board. However, Sly added, "NOT Mel...Fresh talent... Directed a Damn good film 2 years ago...Think."
Fans then began trying to guess who this mysterious Australian director could be and Stallone gave a final hint, saying, "Ok .. Last HINT He is NEW.. the last film he did was more RED than BLUE..." before he then gave it away, adding, "Hey , Everyone should go look at Patrick Hughes short film on U-Tube It is called SIGNS . It will move you in a GOOD WAY. You will LOVE it!"
As well as Patrick Hughes joining The Expendables 3 as the director, the franchise is also set to welcome some new actors to the fold, including Wesley Snipes, Vinnie Jones, Dwayne Johnson and Jackie Chan. The Expendables 3 is due to begin production in August, with a 2014 release date planned.