"In my future, you're dead."
According to 1994's Timecop, time travel is possible by the year 2004, and only the officers of the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC) can stop abusers from using the technology. So, perhaps director Peter Hyams (Outland) and screenwriters Mark Verheiden and Mike Richardson (who wrote the Dark Horse comic that inspired the movie) were a bit off on their prognostication on when time travel would be invented, but that didn't stop Timecop from being Jean Claude Van Damme's highest-grossing movie. The movie was just the beginning of the association between Van Damme and Hyams, who would reunite for 1995's Sudden Death, while Van Damme has worked with Hyams' son, director John Hyams for 2009's Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, which is currently available on VOD.
Timecop follows Van Damme as TEC agent Max Walker, who discovers a plot by a corrupt senator (Ron Silver) who wants to use time travel so he can buy the presidency. In doing so, he may also have the opportunity to change his own future and save his murdered wife (Mia Sara). The action starts at 10PM ET/7PM PT.van damme patrols the future in timecop
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"It's not the years...it's the mileage."
Though the novelty of The Expendables' all-star cast of '80s and '90s action heroes wore off somewhat by the time The Expendables 2 hit theaters, the resurgence of aging tough-guy actors continues with the success of Liam Neeson's Taken 2, which beat down the competition this past weekend. And there's more to come. Ah-nuld's getting back in the game with The Last Stand and Bruce Willis is dusting off John McClane for a fifth go-round in A Good Day to Die Hard. But, not all aging actors can continue to pull off the kind of tough-guy roles they played in their youth. Tell us which over-50 actors still have what it takes to beat up the bad guys and come back for more.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
The Expendables 2 won't be released into theaters until this weekend, but the extensive cast were on hand for the sequel's premiere in London, including newcomer Jean-Claude Van Damme.
"I was happy for [Sylvester] Stallone to accept the idea of me playing a villain," Van Damme told Reelz. "I think I did a good job."
On the "good guy" side of the cast, returning actor Arnold Schwarzenegger — who will have an expanded role from the cameo he made in 2010's The Expendables — said there was plenty of competition among the cast.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.14.12 by Ryan
There was always fierce competition from day one on — who has the biggest muscles, who has the best action, who uses the biggest guns and all this stuff.
There was a good reason 2010's The Expendables went on to earn $274 million worldwide: The movie harkened back to the testosterone-fueled action movies of the 1980s and '90s, with actor-writer-director Sylvester Stallone gathering several action stars from that era and putting them into one movie.
As is customary in sequels, the ante has been upped for The Expendables 2, with Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews all returning as the Expendables mercenary team. The sequel brings back Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in expanded roles as rival merc Trent Hauser and the mysterious Mr. Church, respectively, and it also adds other recognizable action stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme as the sequel's villain and Chuck Norris in a still-unspecified role. Then there's the sequel's youth infusion, with Liam Hemsworth as sniper Billy the Kid and Yu Nan as the only female Expendable, Maggie. watch the "kicks some serious @ss" trailer >> Posted 05.03.12 by Ryan
Last August, writer-director-actor Sylvester Stallone stuffed enough current and former action stars into The Expendables to win audiences over and earn $274 million worldwide. Stallone instantly started talking about a sequel, using his Twitter to declare he wanted Bruce Willis back as a "supervillain" in the movie.
While we're not entirely sure of his intentions, Willis is back for The Expendables 2, along with fellow Expendables scene partner Arnold Schwarzenegger, with both actors having a more "substantial" role in the sequel, which has an even more expanded cast than the original. Strangely, details on the sequel have been scarce — a plot synopsis was revealed in May and involved the Expendables avenging the death of Mickey Rourke's character Tool, but was quickly dismissed. Fortunately, along with the teaser trailer comes a synopsis as well.
watch the trailer >> Posted 12.15.11 by Ryan
The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way.
The first set photo that arrived online from the Bulgarian set of The Expendables 2 was Tweeted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and depicted the former California governor with co-stars Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone. With Schwarzenegger moving on to the production of Last Stand, the rest of the group are still hard at work, as evidenced by the recent crop of set photos that have arrived online.
The latest set pics reveal Stallone along with Expendables members Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Dolph Lundgren, as well as newcomers Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Missing from the photos are Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Mickey Rourke. But there's an easy reason why Rourke is absent: He isn't going to be in the movie. see the reason Rourke gave and more photos >> Posted 11.10.11 by Ryan
There's been a lot of rumors lately over who will appear in the upcoming sequel The Expendables 2, leaving Jason Statham, one the few actors confirmed to return, to declare "who the f**k knows" who will be cast.
Besides Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis are confirmed to reprise their roles in the movie, as is the writer, director and star of the original, Sylvester Stallone. In a conversation with EW, Stallone officially confirmed that Jean-Claude Van Damme would appear, as well.
who else could join the cast? >> Posted 09.14.11 by Ryan
We’ll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis only showed up for one scene in actor-writer-director Sylvester Stallone's 2010 hit Expendables, but the two action stars are set to return for more in the Lionsgate sequel.
Deadline reports that both Schwarzenegger and Willis have inked their deals for The Expendables 2, which will be directed by Simon West (Con Air). The roles are being described as "substantial", meaning that Willis and Schwarzenegger will do more than cameo. Stallone has said that he would like to see Willis play "a super villain," or likely a "super villain" version of his Expendables character, but nothing is confirmed yet. more action stars lining up >> Posted 09.07.11 by Ryan
Lionsgate set a August 17, 2012, release date for The Expendables 2 last month, despite the sequel lacking a director, and with Sylvester Stallone still working on a script with screenwriters Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys) and David Agosto. Progress has been made, however, as a early teaser poster was discovered at the Canned Film Festival by First Showing.
The report offered no details on the sequel, however, production company Nu Image already has a plot synopsis (via ComingSoon) for Expendables 2. [UPDATE: Stallone has contacted fansite StalloneZone to say that the following synopsis is not correct and that the "real storyline will be forthcoming" despite this coming from the production company's website.]
who's the villain? >> Posted 05.11.11 by Ryan
The Expendables are back and this time it's personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They're not the only ones who want blood. Tool’s beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney and the Expendables must risk everything to save her and humanity.
Ever since The Expendables exploded into theaters last August, earning $274 million worldwide, the question has been "what will writer/director star Sylvester Stallone do for a sequel?" Weeks after the movie's release, Stallone asked his Twitter followers what they thought of bringing Bruce Willis back as a villain, but hasn't mentioned too many other details regarding the sequel's plot or cast. So far, it's looking like the some of the original cast are returning.
Jason Statham, who played Stallone's right-hand man Lee Christmas in The Expendable admitted to Collider that he's "very positive" he'll return for the sequel.
Willis? Van Damme? Seagal? Norris? Posted 01.18.11 by Ryan
Yes I have heard about a sequel and I’d be the first to say yes to a phone call from Sly. I mean, we spoke about it as soon as the movie started to do really well and he says, you know, it would be great to do this again, and if there’s anyone who can do a good sequel it’s Sly Stallone! He’s done a fair amount. Yeah, we had a good time. It’s something I’d like to repeat.