24 Frames reports that Sylvester Stallone will not write and direct the sequel to THE EXPENDABLES as he did with the original. Stallone is now meeting with directors to take the helm of the franchise that he built.
Millennium Films is eager to get Part II rolling, having hired David Agosto and Ken Kaufman to pen the script.
The original Lionsgate release grossed $275 million worldwide and starred Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin. It has been rumored that Bruce Willis and/or Arnold Schwarzenegger, who made cameos in the first film, might take on bigger roles in the sequel.