The Expendables 2 to shoot in China

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An ensemble action film and sequel to the original 2010 hit actioner, The Expendables 2 stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme & Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Church (Willis) reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
August 25th, 2011

Sylvester Stallone's 'The Expendables 2' is to be partly shot in China.

The 'Rocky' actor - who starred in and directed the first instalment of the action movie - and his financier Nu Image are looking to partner with a Chinese distributor and have reportedly agreed to shoot scenes in the Communist nation.

'The Expendables' - which featured Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren - was the tenth highest grossing film of 2010 in China, taking $32.1 million.

Now, the studio believes it could generate extra cash by shooting in the country.

However, Trevor Short, chief financial officer of Nu Image, confirmed the shooting would not result in a negative view of China.

Asked what government censors look for when deciding if a film can show in the country, he said: "It can't be detrimental to China."

He also revealed a Chinese co-production deal for 'Conan the Barbarian' was turned down because of its fantasy elements.

He said: "They seem to have a problem with mysticism and fantasy."

The announcement comes after recent confirmation Donnie Yen - a huge star in China - has been offered a "tailor made" part in the movie.

The Simon West-directed 'The Expendables 2' is due in cinemas in August 2012.