News: Sylvester Stallone And Jackie Chan Will Team Up In The Film Ex-Baghdad

Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are set to team up in the $80 million action thriller Ex-Baghdad. First reported by Deadline, it will be directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor, Need For Speed) from a script written by Arash Amel. With the Expendables franchise at its end, this was the next thing the Stallone was said to be interested in. The story is as follows:

"When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American former Marine (Stallone) to stop them."

It will be one of the largest budgeted Chinese productions, with SR Media and Talent International financing the film. Chan will serve as a producer, along with Qi Jianhong and Talent International’s Esmond Ren.