EXPEND4BLES Director Scott Waugh Reveals Film's New Edge

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In this exclusive interview from the Miami Red Carpet premiere of EXPEND4BLES, Director Scott Waugh delves into his vision for revamping the beloved franchise. Waugh discusses how he's staying true to the series' DNA by maintaining its 'hard R' rating while injecting fresh life through humor and gore.

Waugh also opens up about assembling an eclectic cast, from franchise stalwarts like Sylvester Stallone to newcomers like Megan Fox and 50 Cent. With a focus on authentic action sequences, he praises the cast's ability to perform their own stunts, creating a thrilling and explosive film that he believes fans will love.

The director's affinity for retro film techniques is evident as he talks about the stylistic choice of using close-ups, a nod to the 80s and 90s cinema. Filmed in Miami away from the Hollywood scene, this interview provides a glimpse into the exciting new direction of the EXPEND4BLES franchise.

00:00:00 - Combining Styles in the Franchise
00:00:17 - Building on the Format: Hard R, Violent, Funny
00:00:55 - New Blood and Talent
00:01:10 - Thrilling Action and Explosive Stunts
00:01:28 - Continuity in Movie Sequels
00:01:46 - The Beauty of Close-ups
00:02:25 - Celebrating the Film Industry in Miami

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A new generation of stars join the world's top action stars for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in Expend4bles. Reuniting as the team of elite mercenaries, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia. Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them, The Expendables are the world's last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going to give “new blood” a whole new meaning.

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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Action/Adventure
Running Time: 103 minutes
Distributed By: Lionsgate
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