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The Expendables 3 gets a director

Sylvester Stallone has confirmed a new director will take charge of The Expendables 3 , with Red Hill ’s Patrick Hughes set to take the hot seat.

Stallone made the announcement through a series of tweets in which he teased the director’s identity, before finally unveiling Hughes as the man to take the franchise forward.

“Found an exciting director,” began the first tweet, before Stallone addressed the rumoured involvement of John Woo. “Love John Woo but he is working in China. EX3 needs freshness, class, and much badass.... Found it...Blood Sweat and Fears, coming soon.”

“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!”

Sounds like Sly is excited to get his man, doesn’t it? Starring Stallone himself and Jason Statham, with the likes of Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes rumoured to be joining the fun, The Expendables 3 will open in the UK in 2014.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.