From Lionsgate and Millennium Films, THE EXPENDABLES 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the summer 2010 worldwide box-office success ($274 million worldwide). The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with newest cast members Liam Hemsworth, martial arts legends Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme, and Chinese actress Yu Nan as the first female EXPENDABLE. The film is directed by Simon West, written by Sylvester Stallone and based on characters created by David Callaham, and produced by Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, and Kevin King Templeton.
December 16, 2011
New official poster for "The Expendables 2".
December 16, 2011
According to WorldNetDaily.com. Chuck Norris to screen the Iraq 'not regularly visited' Documentary of visit to troops scheduled for release.
Plans have been announced for the premiere of Chuck Norris' new "Answering the Call," a documentary of his trip to visit U.S. troops in Iraq.
The event is to benefit his KickStart Kids program, which was launched in 1992. The program has helped tens of thousands of students learn values and skills to combat the peer pressures associated with at-risk behaviors.
"The philosophies of our program are to attach our youth to caring adult instructors who contribute to the development of the student with conflict resolution skills," the group's website explains.
The program operates in dozens of middle schools across Texas, serving an estimated 6,500 students this year.
ts goals include building strong moral character, teaching discipline and respect, instilling a sense of belonging, teaching empathy and compassion for others, and setting and reaching goals.
Chuck and Gena Norris will be on hand for the premiere at the Showiz Cinema in Waxahachie, Texas, at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7.
Another screening also will be held in Dallas at 5 p.m. the same day.
The Norrises will be taking questions about the trip and their work.
The documentary covers the 2007 trip to Iraq in which Chuck Norris was able to thank personally many of the service men and women who were on duty there at the time.
It follows him through his tour and highlights his meetings with "America's finest."
Film producer Mike Slee, who accompanied Norris on the Iraq trip, recently took Chuck Norris T-shirts to members of the military serving in Afghanistan.
A video piece on the Afghanistan trip is to be aired as part of the Operation Patriot Care Package III covered on Dec. 23 on the "Hannity" show on the Fox News Channel.
December 15, 2011
First trailer for "The Expendables 2".
December 14, 2011
Chuck Norris is Back in Action. "The Expendables 2" Screenshots!!
Synopsis : The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world.
But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way....
December 7, 2011
Nu Image / Millennium Films official website is update. Announced that an Exclusive sneek peek for "The Expendables 2" will be coming soon.
November 30, 2011
According to Friends of Texas Public Schools. Chuck and Gena Norris named 2011 Texas Public Schools Friend of the Year.
Friends of Texas Public Schools honored Chuck and Gena Norris as the recipients of the 7th annual Texas Public Schools Friend of the Year award on November 30, 2011 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The award was presented by Charles Dupre, Superintendent of Pflugerville ISD along with Friends of Texas Public Schools founders, Scott and Leslie Milder.
The Norris's are founders of Kickstart Kids, a program offered through Texas public schools whose mission is to build strong moral character in our youth through martial arts. "The Norris's have created a program that is making a dramatically positive impact in our public schools," says Scott Milder, president and CEO of Friends of Texas Public Schools. "They have chosen to invest their energies in strengthening the public school experience for Texas children and we are delighted to recognize them for their efforts." Visit www.kick-start.org to learn more about Kickstart Kids and the benefits it could have for your students.
Friends also inaugurated a new annual honor to recognize an educator who lives the code of ambassadorship for the profession that we teach in our Ambassador Training Academy. We proudly honored Katrina Keener, a teacher in the Red Oak Independent School District, with our first annual Texas Public Schools Ambassador of the Year Award. Click here for more about Mrs. Keener.
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November 28, 2011
About Dolph Lundgren answered an interview of Japanese Magazine "Eiga Hiho", I forgot to tell. I'm very sorry.
All of you may have already understood it, Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) doesn't betray a expendables team in "THE EXPENDABLES 2". He is a member of the expendables teams.
Yours sincerely web master Teru.
November 25, 2011
For the news that our website announced on November 21, I thank for "Moviehole" and "DEN of GEEK" faithful cooperation.
Yours sincerely web master Teru.
November 21, 2011
Dolph Lundgren answered an interview of Japanese Magazine "Eiga Hiho".
"The Expendables 2" begins in the scene rescuing Trench(Arnold Schwarzenegger) which became a captive in Burma.
Agent Church (Bruce Willis) forces the Expendables to do an new mission afterwards.
There are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and the scene where Chuck Norris is together.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is villain. a position of Steve Austin in "The Expendables Part 1". Scot Adkins is a villain, too.
An action scene and the conversation scenes of comedy-like actors increase, too.
*** November 22, 2011 update ***
I answer the question of all of you.
This is a true article.
It's not a fake.
I translated a Japanese article into English.
Yours sincerely web master Teru.
November 21, 2011
According to www.battle.net/wow/
New WoW TV Spot Featuring Chuck Norris Unveiled
Chuck Norris didn't break a sweat filming the newest World of Warcraft television spot. Instead, he made the director cry and then cooled himself with the tears.
Watch the new WoW commercial now.
November 19, 2011
According to JoBlo. All Action Star in The official poster for "The Expendables2".
October 27, 2011
From Chuck Norris!! Terry Crews, Nan Yu, Sylvester Stallon, Gena Norris, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren on "The Expendables 2" Set.
October 22, 2011
Terry Crews, Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren on "The Expendables 2" Set. Everyone watch Chuck who wears a battle jacket, and please be excited!
October 12, 2011
All Star Cast on "The Expendables 2" Set.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris.
Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Terry Crews, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham.
October 10, 2011
Chuck Norris arrived in Sofia for the shooting of "The Expendables 2" together with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham.
September 14, 2011
According to EW.com. When The Expendables hit theaters last summer, it seemed like virtually every action star of a certain age dropped by to flex their biceps and kick some keister. But apparently writer-director-star Sylvester Stallone still thinks there's room for more macho men in the upcoming sequel. In a recent interview with EW, Stallone said that not only would Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have meatier parts the second go-round, but that he's also added Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme to the mix and, fingers crossed, we may even see Nicolas Cage and John Travolta getting in on the mayhem, too.
Prior to the first Expendables, we reported that Stallone had been rebuffed by Van Damme when he offered him a part in the all-star cast, which included Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, and a who's who of other hulking he-men. But now the Muscles From Brussels is saddling up. "We'll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one," says Stallone, who heads to Bulgaria at the end of this month to start shooting. The movie is aiming for an Aug. 2012 release.
This time out, Stallone is only working in front of the camera. Directing duties will be handled by Con Air's Simon West. Which, come to think of it, may have had something do with luring another new Expendable: Nic Cage. "We've got Chuck Norris and I think Nic Cage," says Stallone. "We're trying to work out different scenarios. I like using people that had a moment and then maybe have fallen on some hard times and give them another shot. So we're always looking for actors like Michael Biehn and Michael Pare. I like those kinds of guys. Someone did it for me and I like to see if I can do it for them. We also need some new blood in there, a Navy Seal-type, because with the Expendables none of them have 20-20 vision anymore. They need some help, man."
As for reports that Travolta may also join the expandable Expendables cast, Stallone says, "It's possible. The one thing I've learned is what is a fact on Monday is a complete fallacy on Tuesday. A lot of it is scheduling. It's not financial. It's just that Bulgaria is definitely a jaunt. It's a commitment, you know what I mean? Especially in the dead of winter."
September 3, 2011
According to Comicbookmovie.com.
Millennium Films has released an official list of all actors seemingly confirmed to appear in Simon West's "The Expendables 2".
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris and Scott Adkins. According to the official website of studio Millennium Films, these are the actors confirmed to appear in "The Expendables 2", a sequel to 2010's Box-Office hit that reunited the greatest action stars of the 80's and 90's, directed by Simon West ("Con Air"), replacing Stallone, who decided to keep only actor duties in the follow-up.
The movie will be shot in Bulgaria and China, and, According to Bulgarian studio Nu Boyana, that is also producing, will follow the Expendables confronting another team of mercenaries, led by Van Damme's character. Adkins will be one of his men. Norris will have a cameo, similar to Willis' and Schwarzenegger's in the first movie, whereas the two actors - especially Willis, who plays the corrupt CIA operative Mr. Church - will have bigger roles. Li, who apparently did not want to return to the role of Expendable Yin Yang, will only participate of the China filming, while most of the cast will also appear in Bulgaria.
Schwarzenegger's co-star on James Cameron's "True Lies", Tom Arnold, has also apparently received an offer to appear in the movie. Other actor from the original movie expected to return is Steve Austin, who played the hitman Don Paine, who died in the original movie. According to rumors, he'd play Paine's twin brother who wants revenge against Stallone's character.
Other actors rumored to be be contenders for roles in the movie are Donnie Yen, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lambert, Christian Slate, John Travolta, Tom Sizemore, Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Carl Weathers, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Lorenzo Lamas, Jeff Speakman, Olivier Gruner, Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Lautner. Actress Tamara Ecclestone has also been linked to the part, possibly in the role of Mickey Rourke's character's daughter, named Fiona.
According to Stallone, the movie will be "a love letter to martial arts movies" and explore more the other members of the team. He also confirmed a fight scene between Lundgren and Van Damme.
"The Expendables 2" will be released on August 17, 2012.
According to novinite.com "NU Boyana CEO David Varod: Bulgaria Can Become Europe's No 1 Filming Destination."
A star-packed movie featuring Bruce Willlis, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme among others is to be shot in Bulgaria, Bulgaria-based NU Boyana studios CEO David Varod has confirmed. He talks about the much-anticipated sequel to "The Expendables", as well as other exciting prospects, in an exclusive interview for Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).
Some very big names have been mentioned recently as very likely to shoot in Bulgaria soon, the likes of Bruce Willis and Silvester Stallone. Is there any development on that?
Yes, we are definitely going to do that project. It is going to be a sequel the "The Expendables". The shooting is going to take place the second week of September. The movie is on, definitely. It will be a very good thing for Bulgaria, since there are some very big stars coming.
Would you disclose some of the names coming for sure?
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke...who else? Of course, Bruce Willis. The director is Simon West, who is also a name. He is already here and has started working on the film. I believe the sequel will be better than the first movie.
There was another possible project involving Ben Affleck and George Clooney recently linked to NU Boyana.
It was not a project, it was a possibility. Ben Affleck came here and checked out probable locations. The story is taking place in Iran and it looks like it's shooting is going to take place in Istanbul, which I would not call exactly a mistake, but I would like to point out that I have worked as a movie designer for 25 years, I have done projects involving Iran and I know Iran.
Istanbul and Tehran do not match at all. Funny enough, it is much easier to match Tehran to Sofia. But the director sees the story a bit more romantic - Istanbul does have a special look, but it has nothing to do with Iran. From my point of view, it is economically more expensive to shoot there, as well as more problematic considering the subject of the story, but everyone makes their own choices.
So, they have definitely decided to shoot there?
Well, let's see if they do it. It is a long way from being ready. People are coming and going the whole time, checking locations.
You have been saying that Bulgaria's government needs to create more incentives for filmmaking in the country. Would you elaborate on that?
Nowadays, everybody in the world is trying to attract the film industry, there are economic reasons for that. Besides that, money means jobs. And I believe that the most important thing is publicity. It is very important for the country's image abroad.
Currently, you have incentives for the film industry in the US, you have them in Canada, you have them all over Europe. The competition is huge - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, France, Belgium, the UK - not only the bigger countries but also the smaller ones are competing, including Serbia, Macedonia, Malta, Cyprus. If we do not create more incentives, we would look unattractive.
But I have had a very productive meeting with government officials and I believe the market will change very dramatically this year.
You said the competition is huge - what advantages does Bulgaria have, and NU Boyana in particular, which would help in that situation?
You know, not only Bulgaria is pretty, its neighboring countries are pretty, too. The Balkans offer very beautiful filming locations - and the countries are quite similar. But people do not come only because of the scenery, they are looking for high-quality professionalism. And the one thing we have managed to do in the course of the last couple of years is dramatically raising our staff's level of professionalism to very, very high standards, internationally. People know they are going to get the best when they choose Bulgaria.
Of course, we need to be attractive from an economic point of view, too. That is why we need to create more economic incentives. I have said that many years ago and I will repeat it - Bulgaria can be number one in Europe.
Bulgaria's filmmaking has been on the rise recently, with several movies receiving prestigious awards at international festivals. How do you see NU Boyana's role in supporting Bulgaria's movie industry?
NU Boyana is supporting it much more than the government does. The government does support Bulgaria's filmmakers, but the support has been very insufficient economic wise. Students used to pay for the projects they were doing here - with us, they do not pay. We are supporting Bulgarian movies big time. NU Boyana is not making any profit from Bulgarian movies - but I see this support as very important, since I am a part of this industry. After having spent twelve years in Bulgaria, I am not an outsider. I am not just a foreigner working here; Boyana is a Bulgarian company.
It was recently brought to our attention that Chuck Norris was added to our cast on our IMDb profile. However, we categorically deny that Mr. Norris is in our cast at this point in time.
July 17, 2011
According to IMDB.com Chuck Norris in "Miracle Underground".
Plot:Miracle Underground is a fictionalized account of the 33 Chilean miners' ordeal, told from a spiritual point of view, as each one of them individually came face-to-face with the real prospect of death after 17 days underground with no word from the outside world.
The film explores the emotional, spiritual, and psychological experiences of the 33 men, and how they were able to survive both physically and mentally in a situation that no human beings have emerged from alive before.
The film will show the desperation, as well as the discipline, of 33 Chilean miners who wanted to live, in part so they could help other miners demand safer working conditions. The story is presented in a chronological unfolding of events, from the descent to almost 700 meters below the surface, to the rescuing of all the miners by the custom-build Fenix 1 and Fenix 2 capsules. The story also shows the determination of the miners' wives to call the attention of the Chilean people...
Chuck Norris started official "facebook" & "Twitter".
June 15, 2011
According to brandchannel.com/
Era is one of the lower-profile brands in the stable of laundry produced and marketed by Procter & Gamble, arguably the world's most prolific brand factory and marketer. On the value scale, Era is the lowest-price major detergent brand, often competing with private label store brands instead of with its siblings in P&G's Cheer, Gain and Tide brands.
But Era is no less important from a marketing perspective; in fact, P&G cut the brand's price more than a year ago to take advantage of value-hungry consumers who were trading down to less expensive detergents because of the weakened economy. Now, P&G has upped the Era ante with an ad campaign that, at first glance, seems to combine the detergent with an unlikely spokesperson ? Chuck Norris.
Sports running on TV and YouTube, and supported by Facebook and Twitter, make the claim that Era is "CHUCK NORRIS APPROVED." The product is shown with what appears to be a stamp of approval, bearing an illustrated likeness of Norris.
Norris, of course, is the legendary tough guy and star of the Walker, Texas Ranger TV series, as well as such movies as The Delta Force, Firewalker, and The Hitman.
Why choose a tough guy like Norris to pitch a pedestrian brand like a laundry detergent? Kim Koster, SVP at Leo Burnett Toronto, the agency that came up with the campaign, told the New York Times that research indicated "our target consumer has a lot of affinity" for Norris. That consumer, for the most part a woman 25 to 54 years old, says Koster, is "fighting to get the job done on a budget." Hence the campaign's theme, "A lot of fight for a little dough.
The commercials themselves play on the Norris image but in a humorous way, inflating the kinds of things Era can do to match the often exaggerated claims about Norris himself. One 15-second ad, for example, shows a Chinese man holding a tea cup that bursts, accompanied by the voiceover: "Era detergent once head-butted a tea stain so hard... a cup of tea on the other side of the world felt it. Era. So much fight it's Chuck Norris Approved."
The campaign is a departure from Era's more pragmatic "tough on stains, easy on your wallet" positioning, but Tara Murphy, Era's brand manager, tells the Times the new ads reinforce Era's core appeal to "consumers who want great stain-fighting at a great price. The Chuck Norris campaign, says Murphy brings "the no-nonsense personality of Era to life through innovative marketing, using light humor to speak to this consumer in a unique way that is unexpected for laundry."
Norris seems to favor the approach. In correspondence via Platinum Rye Entertainment, which arranged for Norris to appear in the Era ads, Norris wrote, "This is the right opportunity for me and the best environment imaginable for launching my seal of approval. He added, "I don't think the humor would work if people didn't understand who I am and that I believe in the characters I portray and the values they are committed to protect."
For its part, P&G is having fun not just with Era, but with some of its other laundry detergent brands. For example, Cheer, which has relied on humor for many years, recently spoofed soap operas with its "Brighten Bay" campaign.
And as AP reports, it's just about to launch a "high-tech upgrade to its Ariel laundry detergent, in a global launch underscoring the Cincinnati-based consumer products maker's increasing focus on emerging markets." To underline the use of 3D technology in creating "micro boosters" to attack laundry stains, P&G plans to use 3D in ots marketing campaign, including "3D movie theater commercials and a 3D fashion show."
P&G is an old hand at creating compelling storylines to sell its products ? don't forget, "soap operas" were originally created by P&G as vehicles to advertise its soap and detergent products. Today, it's taking it all to new heights, and it's a whole new Era, when it comes to selling soap suds.
May 25, 2011
According to WorstPreviews.com
Who would have thought that Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" would be competing with the animated "Kung Fu Panda" to get action stars to sign on for their films.
Stallone has already promised to get Jean Claude Van-Damme for the sequel, but Van-Damme is currently voicing a character in the upcoming "Kung Fu Panda" sequel.
Now, both "The Expendables 2" and the third "Kung Fu Panda" installment are hoping to get Chuck Norris for their films. "Bring Chuck Norris to 'Kung Fu Panda 3,'" said "Kung Fu Panda" writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. "Chuck Norris as legendary unicorn. You have to do a mythical beast to get Chuck Norris. You can't just put him as a crane, or something. You need something with teeth, something big."
Mattress Mack teamed up with action movie superstar Chuck Norris to save a local martial arts program for kids.
"After seeing the news reports about the district's decision to defund the programs, I decided that something had to be done to make sure the kids didn't lose this great opportunity," Mattress Mack Jim McIngvale said. "I funded the first program back in the 90's so it feels great to be able to help these schools and I hope that the community will rally to raise the rest of the money."
McIngvale donated $150,000 to Ford Bend ISD's Kickstart Kids program. Budget problems forced the school district to get rid of the six instructors who teach martial arts to about 1,500 students.
Norris started Kickstart Kids and Mattress Mack donated money to help the program back then.
May 19, 2011
According to FOX NEWS
MISSOURI CITY, Texas - Actor and martial arts specialist Chuck Norris, along with popular Houston furniture store owner Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale, will visit Lake Olympia Middle School in Missouri City on Thursday night.
The two have a special announcement to make regarding the KICKSTART Kids program in Fort Bend Independent School District.
The martial arts training program was formed by Norris in 1990, officially starting with four Houston area schools. KICKSTART Kids is currently implemented in over 40 schools in Texas.
Norris and McIngvale will make their announcement at 7:30 p.m.
May 16, 2011
DVD of "Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos" is release In USA on 16 May 2011. (Price : $26.99)
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May 1, 2011
DVD of "John Stanley Meets Jack the Ripper--And 25 Other Deadly Encounters!" is release In USA on 1 May 2011. (Price : $20.00)
April 18, 2011
According to to TPMMuckraker
Sharia-haters, take heart! In case the state bills outlawing Sharia law popping up around the country don't prove enough to prevent the Islamic takeover of America, Chuck Norris stands ready to defend the country, promising to deliver a roundhouse kick to "radical Islamists" who would "use the freedoms in our Constitution to expand the influence of Shariah law."
Norris, in a column for WorldNetDaily titled "Holy Week, holy Shariah?," wrote that "too many Americans don't know or understand how it threatens the very fabrics of our republic. So I've decided to do a series on how Shariah is seeping into American society."
"First, let me categorically state that I'm not an Islamaphobe," wrote Norris. "I welcome the plurality of religions in America and am a firm believer in the First Amendment. But just as our religious freedom is secured in the Bill of Rights, so is our freedom of speech to share even our religious concerns."
"In the end, it seems to me we have a choice to believe that Shariah law is, or is not, a pro-Islamic system of civic, religious, moral and social laws, which is being used to run other countries and governments but is not being (nor ever will be) invoked to run ours, based upon the belief that our constitutional republic and Bill of Rights is inferior."
February 5, 2011
Chuckville is microsite by T-Mobile and a tribute to Chuck Norris.