It sure will be an action-packed scene at the box office this August as THE biggest action film from Hollywood, THE EXPENDABLES will hit the Indian theaters. Come August 13th the theatres in Mumbai and the rest of the country will witness the biggest action heroes together in one film – THE EXPENDABLES! Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Steve Austin the film is a tribute to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and early ’90s.
Brought to India by Multivision and distributed by Rajat Enterprises, an independent distributor in India, and written by Dave Callaham along with Sylvester Stallone, the film is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries (led by Sylvester Stallone) hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator (David Zayas). Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren’t quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.
Speaking on the all-India release of the film, Mr. Rahul Haksar said, “We at Rajat Enterprise are proud to be associated with The Expendables. The film is by far the most awaited Hollywood action film in India this August; we would be releasing the film in more than 400 screens (English & Hindi) all over the country. It is our first offering in India as independent distributors and we hope to release many such films in the future.”
Barney Ross (SYLVESTER STALLONE) is a man with nothing to lose; fearless and void of emotion he is the leader, the sage, and the strategist of this tight-knit band of men who live on the fringe. His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane, and his team of loyal modern-day warriors. He is a true cynic who describes what he does as “removing those hard to get at stains”. The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (JASON STATHAM), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade, Yin Yang (JET LI), a master at close quarter combat, Hale Caesar (TERRY CREWS), who has known Barney for 10 years and is a long barrel weapons specialist, Toll Road (RANDY COUTURE), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group and Gunnar Jensen (DOLPH LUNDGREN), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.
When the mysterious Church (TBD) offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team of expendables embark on what appears to be a routine mission; overthrow General Gaza (DAVID ZAYAS), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people. On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact, Sandra (GISELLE ITIE), a local freedom-fighter with a dark secret. They also come to learn who their true enemy is; rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (ERIC ROBERTS) and his henchman Paine (STEVE AUSTIN). When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence.
Haunted by this failure Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul…his own.
THE EXPENDABLES are HERE! Watch out for fireworks as the biggest names in action
films come together at the box office this AUGUST 13th, 2010 …