Finch director Patrick Hughes has been handpicked by Sylvester Stallone himself to direct the third installment of The Expendables.
Stallone's quest to find the right man for the job was long winded, with talk of Mel Gibson, John Woo and even Stallone himself at one stage. Hughes caught Stallone's eye with his 2010 western thriller Red Hill and Hughes' involvement in EX3 was announced by Stallone on his twitter yesterday after a string of 'tweet clues' as to whom the new director was. Stallone has described Hughes as "freshness, class and much badass" - just what EX3 needs.
Hughes, who just finished shooting the latest Bonds spot for Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, will jet off to LA this week to begin pre-production on the film which is expected to shoot across three countries from August this year.
Below: Stallone's Twitter guessing game and praise for Patrick Hughes