Sylvester Stallone tweeted a few weeks ago that he was trying to get Mel Gibson on board as director for the next installment in The Expendables franchise.
Sadly that tweet amounted to nothing more than over hyped excitement, a bit of a shame really.
Sly then turned his attention to John Woo, which would have been a really great appointment, however according to Sly’s Twitter he was working in China.
Then finally after some more teasing through the social network site, Stallone announced that the director would be Red Hill’s Patrick Hughes a relative unknown.
“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!”
Clearly Sly is fully behind his new recruit and with the possibility of Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes lined up as well things could be looking good!?
The Expendables 3 will open in the UK in 2014.