|A Female Expendables?|
Dutch Southern is writing the script...
19 August 2012 | Written by James White | Source: Variety
As the Expendables return to cinemas, someone is of the belief that while Sly, Arnie and the rest are fine as they stand (and shoot, and run, and jump), what’s really missing from their testosterone-fuelled adventures are a few tough women to show them how it’s done. Now Adi Shankar and his 1984 Private Defense Contractors production company has hired Black List writer Dutch Southern to work on a female take on the hero team.
Variety reports that Shankar’s company, which previously backed the likes of The Grey and Machine Gun Preacher, is lining up to fully finance the film and has already begun sounding out prominent actresses associated with the action genre. So there’s a chance we could see the likes of Linda Hamilton, Cynthia Rothrock, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Anne Moss, and young bloods such as Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano and even Summer Glau involved. Of course, it’s all at a very early stage, so any casting right now is merely wish-fulfilment.
Southern has some experience with action, having penned Hoof Harrington’s Greatest Hits, described as the tale of a semi-retired hit man that blends Die Hard with Wes Anderson’s style.
As to the new movie, send us your dream casting lists in the comments or over on the Twitter feed…
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| RE: RE:|
| Christ its like Look Who's Talking all over again. EXPENDADOGS! More|
Posted by UTB at 10:35 on 21 August 2012 | Report This Post
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| I'd watch it! More|
Posted by Sandros at 09:07 on 21 August 2012 | Report This Post
| I agree with Avengers12 - the women would need to be able to look like they can handle themselves, the actions scenes have to be convincing - would be nothing worse than having fight scenes where the actor/actress looks fake (not a gender specific problem!)
(BTW: the blonde woman in Death Proof is Zoe Bell)
Weaver and Hamilton are no-brainers and I would have them as the leads.
The team would have Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Milla Jovovich, Gina Carano
For the villians, t More|
Posted by Steviepunk at 18:04 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post
|No to Michelle Rodriguez. Her bad girl schtick wore thin ages ago.
I'd go for Hamilton, Weaver, Rothrock, Yeoh, Moss, Gina Davis and maybe Carano. More|
Posted by LSJShez at 14:55 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post
|One week of the month, you don't wanna cross 'em|
|Linda Hamilton, The Leader
Sigourney Weaver, the Survivor
Grace Jones, the crazy
Zoe Saldana, the muscle
Michelle Pfeiffer, the brains
Sophie Marceau, the vilain (?)
Jamie Lee Curtis, knife expert
Jessica Biel, the IT expert
Michelle Yeoh, the martial arts expert
Jennifer Lawrence, the new Kid
Kathryn Bigelow, Explosives expert More|
Posted by ErsiK at 12:34 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post
|Hmmm..it should however feature those who truly looks CONVINCING kickin' ass and that EX-cluding Uma Thurman, in Kill Bill.
the ones that truly convince me she's a true baddass ON SCREEN are:
- Linda Hamilton (T2)
- Sigourney Weaver (Aliens)
- Michelle Yeoh (Supercop 2)
- Michelle Rodriguez (Girl Fight)
- that blonde girl from Death Proof (she's a real stunt woman)
- and of course...GINA CARANO (Haywire) More|
Posted by Avengers12 at 11:50 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post
|These looked convincing shooting guns and kicking ass|
|Linda Hamilton, Demi Moore, Kate Beckinsale, Carrier-Ann Moss, Gina Carano, Zoey Saldana, Renee Russo, Hale Berry, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Yeoh... Oh and Chloe Moretz
But only if Chuck allows it. More|
Posted by Gouken at 10:55 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post
|Don't forget Sigourney Weaver More|
Posted by newblue11 at 10:47 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post
| RE: Female Expendables|
| THANK YOU!
I was wondering how they could skip Michelle Yeoh & Zhang Ziyi
And it will be SO awesome to see Carrie-Anne Moss ass kicking again! More|
Posted by NeoBrowser at 02:41 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post
|Demi Moore, Linda Hamilton, Cynthia Rothrock, Carrie Anne Moss, Michelle Yeoh, Rene Russo, Gina Davies, Gina Gershon, Zhang Ziyi, Gina Carano to play the expendables.
Sharon Stone could be play the Villain And then a cameo by Pam Grier. More|
Posted by IKEOBI at 23:36 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post
|PUSSY RIOT! More|
Posted by BenTramer at 22:12 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post
|They picked the wrong week to mess with these women! More|
Posted by whitelighter at 21:37 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post
|The Disposables More|
Posted by marcus_fuller at 20:09 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post