‘Hi, I’m Sylvester Stallone. You may remember me from such action films as Rocky, Rambo, Rocky 2, Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Rocky 3 and Demolition Man. I’ve got a new movie coming out and it’s full of muscle and explosions. I’ve got every action star on the planet Hollywood to work with me, and I want to tell you all about how we made it.’

With only a month or so until The Expendables unleash themselves onto our screens there’s time enough amongst the numerous trailers to peep behind the curtain and see how a plan like this one comes together.

Stallone has teamed up with Apple to produce a weekly behind the scenes series and the first of five is available now by clicking this link.

What I love about this is the way Stallone moves around the set, like a moustachioed marble statue with a cigar – he even does this…