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Sylvester Stalone’s “THE EXPENDABLES” Previewed By Jeff Kimball

By Bob Fisher

hollywoodnews.com: Jeffrey Kimball, ASC teams up with Sylvester Stallone to take audiences on a breathtaking ride this summer. “The Expendables” is the cinematographer’s first collaboration with Stallone at the helm. Stallone also co-authored the script and is cast in the leading role as Barney Ross, the leader of a band of mercenaries who are hired to overthrow the dictator of a tropical island nation.

Kimball had only worked with Stallone on one other film. “He played the lead in ‘The Specialist,’ which I shot around 15 year ago,” Kimball says. “But, it was like yesterday when we got together on ‘The Expendables.'”

Early in preproduction, when all of the roles were cast, I asked Sly if he wanted me to shoot tests with the actors. He told me that it wasn’t necessary, because I know how to shoot faces.

The film opens with Ross and his band of fighting men rescuing hostages from Somali pirates. Their next mission is the seemingly impossible task of tackling a powerful army led by a brutal dictator. There is plenty of action, but Kimball’s artful cinematography also helps Stallone and the other actors cast in the roles of the Expendables make intimate connections with audience.

“The audience has to care about them as human beings, and root for them to survive and suceed despite the overwhelming odds against them,” Kimball says.

Arnold Schwarzenwegger visited the set while the film was in production in Lousianna. Rumor has it that the governor of California plays a cameo role, but when we asked Kimball for more details, he replied, “Buy a ticket and see for yourself.”



Universal Pictures has The Expendables scheduled for August release.

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  • May 9, 2010 | Permalink |

    this looks like another blockbuster action flick

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