Splendid Takes 'The Expendables 4' for German-Speaking Europe

'The Expendables' (2010-14)

Sylvester Stallone's all-star cast is comprised of action film stars from the late '80s and early '90s, including Bruce Willis and Schwarzenegger. The film centers on a group of mercenaries who take on a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator. 

The German indie also nabs Nancy Meyers' 'Home Again' and Helen Mirren-starrer 'Winchester.'

Splendid Film has picked up rights across German-speaking Europe for The Expendables 4, the final title in the action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The tongue-in-cheek Expendables films have been good business for the Cologne-based distributor, which has released all three previous movies. The first three Expendables have earned close to $30 million in combined revenue at the German box office. The fourth and final Expendables is set for a 2018 release.

While the action franchise targets a largely male demographic, Splendid is decidedly female-focused in its acquisition for Germany of the upcoming Nancy Meyers-produced comedy Home Again, featuring Reese Witherspoon and Candice Bergen, which will bow in the country late next year.

Splendid has also nabbed German rights to Winchester, the new Spierig Brothers horror title starring Helen Mirren as the heiress to the Winchester firearms fortune who is haunted by the souls of people killed by her family's rifles. Splendid is targeting a 2018 release for Winchester.

Other new acquisitions include Antonio Banderas-starrer Stoic and crime drama Unchained, starring John Malkovich and Adrien Brody. Splendid has also picked up awards-favorite Moonlight for release in Benelux.