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Since The Expendables, the 2010 film that brought together a smorgasbord of action heroes – including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Bruce Willis – brought home $200m (£125m) at the box office, it was only a matter of time before the ludicrous mix of testosterone and brawn was recreated elsewhere (incidentally, The Expendables 2 is already in post-production). So news arrives of The Tomb, an upcoming flick with – if it's possible – an even more ridiculous cast.

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