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Yahoo! Movies has debuted a new teaser trailer for The Expendables 3 that offers fans a little taste of the film’s action — skyscraper rappelling and explosions — and the all-important roll call. And considering how large the ensemble cast is, the latter consumes a significant chunk of the time.
Directed by Patrick Hughes from a screenplay co-written by Sylvester Stallone, the third installment in Lionsgate’s blockbuster franchise finds the mercenaries facing off against the team’s co-founder, played by Mel Gibson.
Opening Aug. 15, The Expendables 3 also stars returning cast members Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger, joined by Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Kelsey Grammer and Glen Powell.
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face to face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.