The basis behind The Expendables is so simple and at the same time so crazy, I’m surprised they didn’t try it sooner: create a film starring every single action star you can get your hands on and have a story where they all have to work together against a common foe. It’s insanely brilliant when you think about it. (I haven’t gotten the chance to see it all the way through yet, but the parts I have seen, I loved!!)
The plot follows an elite group of mercenaries led by Barney Ross (Stallone) and the chaos that ensues as a routine contract to overthrow a dictator becomes anything and everything but. Aside from the all-star cast, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have small cameos as well.
Brian Tyler was hired to compose the score for The Expendables, having previously worked with Sylvester Stallone on Rambo (2008). Please enjoy this behind the scenes look at how Tyler assembled the score.
P.S. For everyone following Beauty and the Beast (1991), I will resume that series on Monday. Until then!
If you’re interested in learning more about the film scores of Brian Tyler, see here
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* the poster is property of Lionsgate Films