Second ‘Expendables 2′ Lawsuit Filed Over Stunt Gone Wrong

By | Thursday November 29, 2012 @ 5:35pm PST

A stuntman injured during an explosion scene that left one man dead on The Expendables 2 today filed suit for damages against Millennium Films and others involved in the action movie’s production. Nuo Sun’s suit (read it here) says he was in a rubber boat on October 27, 2011 on Bulgaria’s Ognyanovo Reservoir during second unit filming on the sequel when “explosives and other similar ultra-hazardous activities” caused an unexpected explosion. “As a direct and proximate result of defendants’ negligence, carelessness and unlawful conduct, plaintiff was hurt and injured in plaintiffs health, strength and activity, sustaining severe shock and injury to and upon plaintiffs nervous system, neck, head, body, arms and legs, all of which injuries may be permanent and all of which injuries have caused and continue to cause plaintiff great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering, for which plaintiff seeks general damages,” says the 12-page filing. This is not the first legal action to come from that stunt.

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Avi Lerner’s Millennium Crosses $300 Million Mark With ‘Expendables 2′

By | Friday October 19, 2012 @ 4:26pm PDT
Mike Fleming

It took him 20 years, but Millennium Films’ Avi Lerner has notched his first film to pass the $300 million worldwide gross mark. The Expendables 2 just crossed that threshold. The movie, which the company said has grossed over … Read More »

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‘The Expendables 2′ Tops Crowded Box Office With $28.7M Weekend, ‘Bourne Legacy’ $17M, ‘ParaNorman’ $14M; ‘The Campaign’ $13.3M, ‘Sparkle’ $12M

August 17-19 Weekend Actuals

1. The Expendables 2 (Millenium/Lionsgate) NEW [3,316 Runs] R Friday $10.5M, Saturday $10.2M, Sunday $7.9M, Weekend $28.6M

2. The Bourne Legacy (Universal) Week 2 [3,753 Runs] PG13 Friday $5.3M, Saturday $7.1M, Sunday $4.7M, Weekend $17.1M (-55%), Cume $69.6M

3. ParaNorman 3D (Focus Features) NEW [3,429 Runs] PG Friday

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Police Probed Bomb Threats To Carmike Cinemas Showing ‘The Expendables 2′; “Nothing Found”; FBI On The Case

By | Friday August 17, 2012 @ 3:19pm PDT

3RD UPDATE, 3:15 PM: The FBI just made this statement:

“The FBI’s Atlanta Field office is aware of the telephonic threats received by Carmike Cinemas and has initiated a criminal investigation into the matter. While

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Lawsuit Filed Over Stuntman’s Death During ‘Expendables 2′

By | Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 5:39pm PDT

The parents of a stuntman killed last year in an explosion on a 2nd unit location for The Expendables 2 in Bulgaria have filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against NuImage, Millennium Films and … Read More »

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Comic-Con: Schwarzenegger, Stallone Play To The Crowd For ‘Expendables 2′

Luke Y. Thompson is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of Comic-Con.

With The Expendables 2: Real American Heroes Arnold Schwarzenegger is definitely back in the hearts of Comic-Con fans, dominating the movie panel and the cheers. He also … Read More »

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Comic-Con: Movies, More On Display

Here are a few more snapshots from Deadline contributor Luke Y. Thompson of booths or displays set up so far. They’re fairly obvious, but clockwise from … Read More »

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Arnold Coming To Comic-Con; Does This Make Schwarzenegger Officially Back?

By | Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 2:22pm PDT

Luke Y. Thompson is contributing to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage. This year’s event runs July 12-15.

Comic-Con 2012 ScheduleMovie studios and TV networks have been trickling out their individual schedules for next month’s Comic-Con convention, but the official schedule for the first full day — Thursday, July 12 — is now out. And it includes a big name (literally): Arnold Schwarzenegger is making one of his first official appearances on the Hollywood scene since leaving the governor’s office. He will be part of Lionsgate‘s The Expendables 2 panel in the massive Hall H alongside co-stars Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Arnold Schwarzenegger Expendables Comic-ConBack in the pre-Hall H days of the convention, Schwarzenegger came to promote Terminator 3 as a surprise guest, and he promised he’d be back (but then, he always says that). The presumption is that fans, especially California ones, will be forgiving of Schwarzenegger’s politics and personal foibles. Comic-Con officials are expected to release Friday’s schedule tomorrow, Saturday’s on Saturday and Sunday’s on Sunday. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Expendables 2′

By | Thursday May 3, 2012 @ 5:18pm PDT

Looking for nonstop action and lotsa kaboom? The new trailer for The Expendables 2 delivers. Look for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis squeezed into a Smart car, among other small amusements. Directed by Simon West, it opens August 17.

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Lionsgate Debuts ‘Expendables 2′: CinemaCon

By | Wednesday April 25, 2012 @ 11:59am PDT
Pete Hammond

Tuesday night was Lionsgate’s turn in the spotlight at the Colosseum where Rob Friedman, who now runs the merged Lionsgate/Summit operation, introduced the only formally scheduled feature presentation of CinemaCon, their May 18 chick flick, What To Expect When You’re Expecting. … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Expendables 2′

By | Wednesday December 14, 2011 @ 4:51pm PST

This one kinda speaks for itself. Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis figure prominently in Lionsgate’s new trailer for The Expendables 2. See for yourself.

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Tennis Ace Novak Djokovic To Do Cameo In ‘Expendables 2′

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 11:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

He is arguably the best actor on the ATP Tour with his spot-on impersonations. Now world’s No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic is set to make his professional acting debut with a cameo in The Expendables 2. Djokovic has already … Read More »

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‘The Expendables 2′ Fined For Damaging Protected Bat Habitat In Bulgaria

By | Wednesday November 16, 2011 @ 1:13am PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 10 AM: I have now learned that it was a contractor hired by The Expendables crew to trim the shrubbery in front of Bulgaria’s Devetashka Cave that was fined and not the production itself. As for the movie’s producers, … Read More »

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Lionsgate Grants Netflix Exclusive Movie Streaming Rights For UK And Ireland

This announcement comes one week after Netflix landed a similar deal with MGM to show movies in the pay TV window in the UK and Ireland. Here’s the release for the new agreement with Lionsgate:

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 – Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Lionsgate UK, a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for first-run feature films from the studio.

Lionsgate UK titles will be available for Netflix members in the UK and Ireland to watch instantly in the pay TV window on their televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones, for a low monthly price. Netflix announced last month that it would launch its service in the UK and Ireland early in 2012.

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UPDATE: Stuntmen In ‘Expendables 2′ Fatal Accident Identified

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 4:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE, 4 PM: NuImage/Millennium Films released an update today on the accident that killed one stuntman and seriously injured another last week during filming on a 2nd Unit location for The Expendables 2 on Lake Ognyanovo, Bulgaria. Those men are now identified, and other information is clarified in the statement below.

“Our deepest condolences go to the family of Kun Lieu. His passing is tragic.  Our sympathies also go to Nuo Sun who was seriously injured as a result of the same explosion.  We have been informed his condition has stabilized. He has been transported to Munich, Germany, where he is receiving top medical care from the best specialists,” said Nu Image/Millennium Films.

Regrettably, Bulgarian language newspapers have incorrectly reported that stunt doubles for Jet Li and Sylvester Stallone were involved in the accident.  This is absolutely false and inaccurate.  At the time of the accident neither Li’s or Stallone’s stuntmen were on or near the Second Unit set, nor were any of the film’s main actors, director Simon West or any of the Main Unit crew.

Only Second Unit filming has been temporarily suspended and will resume shortly. The filmmakers continue to work with authorities investigating this accident. Main Unit production has not been interrupted and continues as scheduled.

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Liam Hemsworth Joins ‘Expendables 2′

By | Monday September 19, 2011 @ 2:51pm PDT

Liam Hemsworth has been cast in The Expendables 2, the sequel to the action-hero-rich actioner that Simon West is directing for Millennium Films. The movie already stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews and Jet Li, … Read More »

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‘Expendables 2′ Sets Action Dream Trio: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis Join Sly Stallone

Mike Fleming

After The Expendables turned in a surprisingly strong $275 million worldwide gross, many have wondered what they would do for an encore. How’s this? Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis have just closed deals to take “substantial” roles in The Expendables Read More »

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Simon West To Direct ‘Expendables 2′

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After a long search, Simon West is the choice to direct The Expendables 2, the sequel to the 2010 surprise hit action film. West, who most recently directed the CBS Films remake of The Mechanic with … Read More »

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