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The Expendables 2 looking for Chinese financing, may end up shooting segments in China

08.25.2011

It appears that the recent news regarding Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen's possible involvement in THE EXPENDABLES 2 has a secondary reason for happening.

According to Variety, a representative for Nu Image/Millennium Films has stated that the production is currently in talks with a Chinese distributor to come aboard the project as a co-financier in an effort to maximize profits from the Chinese movie marketplace. Segments of the film would then need to be shot in China itself.

Where does Donnie Yen come in? Apparently, Yen was offered the "tailor-made" part on the condition that the partnership deal with the Chinese distributor goes through. This would make it easier for THE EXPENDABLES 2 to be released in China since Yen's presence would be an automatic boon for the film's box office chances in the country.

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Source: Variety

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12:43AM on 08/26/2011

Dear China:

How about this: You can film the ENTIRE Expendables 2 movie in your country. The whole thing, from start to finish. In exchange, you forgive the US debt. Deal?
How about this: You can film the ENTIRE Expendables 2 movie in your country. The whole thing, from start to finish. In exchange, you forgive the US debt. Deal?
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7:42PM on 08/25/2011
Why not. The Chinese own all of us why not pay for our entertainment. Thanks US Government.
Why not. The Chinese own all of us why not pay for our entertainment. Thanks US Government.
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7:38PM on 08/25/2011

FACT!

Nobody dislikes Ip Man.
Nobody dislikes Ip Man.
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9:53AM on 08/25/2011

Who wants to watch this shit?

The first was the worst action movie ever. Would have gone straight to dvd without the big names... I liked the people involved but say what you will, the movie was a soulless piece of shit.
The first was the worst action movie ever. Would have gone straight to dvd without the big names... I liked the people involved but say what you will, the movie was a soulless piece of shit.
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9:58AM on 08/25/2011
Yup, it was shit. Have you seen the making of documentary? Doesn't paint Stallone the filmmaker in a very good light...
Yup, it was shit. Have you seen the making of documentary? Doesn't paint Stallone the filmmaker in a very good light...
10:09AM on 08/25/2011
I haven't seen it but the movie speaks for itself. I also remember reading something about financial mismanagement.
Too bad. This could have been good.
I haven't seen it but the movie speaks for itself. I also remember reading something about financial mismanagement.
Too bad. This could have been good.
12:28PM on 08/25/2011
god bless you, sir. worst movie of last year. I'd watch Skyline again before this piece of dogshit.
god bless you, sir. worst movie of last year. I'd watch Skyline again before this piece of dogshit.
12:39PM on 08/25/2011
really? movie stars sell movies? what a brilliant analysis of the reason for the movie's success. what else do you have for us, that eating can subdue hunger?
really? movie stars sell movies? what a brilliant analysis of the reason for the movie's success. what else do you have for us, that eating can subdue hunger?
7:34AM on 08/25/2011
If China help with the financing of this movie, it makes sense to film in China. And this might be a confirmation of Donnie Yen's involvement? Could be.
If China help with the financing of this movie, it makes sense to film in China. And this might be a confirmation of Donnie Yen's involvement? Could be.
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6:49AM on 08/25/2011
Filming in China might help give it a big budget feel compared to the first film. But... can't picture Stallone being able to drag his dream cast halfway round the world. It was hard enough getting Bruce and Arnold to appear in the same room in LA....
Filming in China might help give it a big budget feel compared to the first film. But... can't picture Stallone being able to drag his dream cast halfway round the world. It was hard enough getting Bruce and Arnold to appear in the same room in LA....
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6:45AM on 08/25/2011

cool!

Hope Donnie Yen will be given a part in the movie coz this dude KICKS ASS!!!
Hope Donnie Yen will be given a part in the movie coz this dude KICKS ASS!!!
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5:31PM on 08/25/2011
Kick Ass was damn good, but I'm pretty sure Donnie Yen wasn't in the movie...
Kick Ass was damn good, but I'm pretty sure Donnie Yen wasn't in the movie...
6:39AM on 08/25/2011
Bur wouldn't filming chunks of it in China almost mean the chinese are probably the BAD GUYS in this? Wouldn't that HURT revenues for this in China?
Bur wouldn't filming chunks of it in China almost mean the chinese are probably the BAD GUYS in this? Wouldn't that HURT revenues for this in China?
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10:52AM on 08/25/2011
Nah... the Japanese probably will be the bad guys in this lol
Nah... the Japanese probably will be the bad guys in this lol
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