Put “The Expendables” Back In The Box

“Con Air” and “The Mechanic” director Simon West has come on board to helm an “Expendables” sequel for Lionsgate and Nu Image/Millennium Films says Variety.

Lionsgate has already set an August 17th 2012 release date for the ensemble actioner following on from the $272 million earned by its predecessor. Sylvester Stallone will return, though the rest of the cast hasn’t been mentioned as yet.

West’s reps confirmed his attachment yesterday. Avi Lerner will produce.