Since it's release in early August, The Expendables has gone on to make nearly $200 million at the worldwide box office and has allowed audiences to reconnect with their favorite action stars of all time. Because of its success, don't be surprised if imitators start to pop up in other genres and be even less surprised if it happens sooner or later. Perfect example:
Bruce Campbell recently held an interview with The Los Angeles Times where he revealed that he wants to make The Expendables version of the horror genre. But, as we can expect from Bruce Campbell, it's not exactly a normal vision:
Freddy Krueger doing tae kwon do and Jason Voorhees on a diet. That sounds about right. There is no better or purer example of cult actor than Campbell and ever since he broke on to the scene in Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, he has emmassed a tremendous and well-deserved following, becoming a horror and B-movie icon. There's no better man to organize this type of project than Ash. Somebody give this man a budget.
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