Female Version of ‘The Expendables’ Moves Forward

Dutch Southern has been attached to write the script for an all-female adventure, based on the popular action franchise.
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Female Version of ‘The Expendables’ Moves Forward

An all-female version of The Expendables is coming together Producer Adi Shankar is moving forward on an untitled action-thriller in the same vein as this weekend's The Expendables 2, only with an all-female cast.

Screenwriter Dutch Southern has come aboard to write the script. No story details were given, except that it will be inspired by Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables franchise. Adi Shankar will produce through his 1984 Private Defense Contractors company, which is also fully financing the project. The company has financed recent movies such as The Grey, Machine Gun Preacher, Killing Them Softly, and Broken City.

This year has seen a number of female-driven action vehicles, such as Gina Carano's Haywire, Kristen Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman and Lionsgate's blockbuster adaptation The Hunger Games. It is also worth noting that The Expendables 2 features a female team member, played by Nan Yu.

No production schedule was given. The production company is currently discussing the project with a number of unidentified actresses, although it isn't known if they plan on recruiting a female director as well.

The Expendables was released August 13th, 2010.

Sources: Variety

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  • wonderwomyn74 • 3 years ago

    My favorite list would be: Helen Mirren, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Charlize Theron, Milla Jovavich, and Lucy Liu. Linda Hamilton, Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana can have smaller, but also important, roles. If a sequel happens then you can add others like Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Gina Carrano, Sharon Stone, and Demi Moore.

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    • vanboy • 3 years ago

      @Justhim_sir, Yes, bring them on. That would kick ass for sure!

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      • justhim-sir • 3 years ago

        With all the females you guys named there weren't any black actress named, and there has been a black female in some of these action movies, so let me but a few black female in the mix; Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, and Kerry Washington.

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        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

          DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN EXPENDABLES !!!!! SPOILER!!!

          @SherlockHolmes2009 not a fan... I think if they are going to want to do females like this, it needs to be in The Expendables 3... The Expendables 2 left it open for females to join!!!

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          • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

            I want to see this

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            • lastwerdz • 3 years ago

              If Stallone managed to get Schwarzenegger,Chuck Norris and Van Damme in the same movie then this one MUST have Sigourney Weaver,Linda Hamilton and Uma Thurman

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              • rudy • 3 years ago

                @cupid LOL

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                • rudy • 3 years ago

                  Linda Hamilton from Terminator with a shotgun

                  Rose McGowan from Grindhouse with a machine gun

                  Carrie-Ann Moss from Matrix with whatever

                  Sigourney Weaver from Alien with a machine gun

                  Milla Jovavich from Resident Evil with a machine gun

                  Kate Beckinsale from underworld with whatever

                  Uma Thurman from Kill Bill with a Katana

                  and MAYBE Bridget Fonda

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                  • darkdream • 3 years ago

                    oh i hope they get Geena Davis, Natalie Portman, and Julia Roberts that would be sweet

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                    • darkdream • 3 years ago

                      ok the expendables with all the best male actions stars was cool...but a female version well that is f*cking awesome hot chicks sweating holding big ass guns and shooting up the place hell yes

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                      • vanboy • 3 years ago

                        Catherine Deneuve!? WTF! Hey, why not add Meg Ryan, Tia Leoni, Goldie Hawn, and Liv Tyler.

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                        • vanboy • 3 years ago

                          Yes but @mr. Fixit, remeber Weaver did do that sexy underwear strip at the end of Alien. And she was sexy in Ghostbusters. Just messing with you. I agree with what you said. Those suggestions were pretty lame. If those stars were in an action flick like the The Expendables, they'd probably be too worried that they'd break a nail or toss their hair around too much and wouldn't get anything filmed.

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                          • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                            ...about to really push the limits ...add....Tanya Roberts ... Beverly D'Angelo..!

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                            • Rafael-Preciado • 3 years ago

                              if this film gets the screen sometime i want it to see girls like Uma thurman, Gena Davis, Julianne Moore, Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Gina Carano, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu and as the villain Demi Moore or Kate Blanchett or Sharon Stone...can u imagine???

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                              • pjwolsker • 3 years ago

                                @ejk1 i saw Expendables 2 last night. if you dont go see it in theaters, you should at least rent it. it was way better then the first. i really liked it and i think you would too if you gave it a chance

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                                • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                  @dan1 Agreed

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                                  • Aaron-Tily • 3 years ago

                                    @CelluloidDreams

                                    Just add Michelle Pfieffer and Uma Thurman to that list then I'm happy.

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                                    • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                                      The cast should incld: Jamie Lee Curtis ....Catherine Deneuve...Sigourney Weaver ....Linda Hamilton !!..! :LO)

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                                      • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                                        Could Be Interesting?

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                                        • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                                          @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Indeed, its gonna flop

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