As I said in an earlier post today, regarding Expendables 2 director Simon West’s interest in an all-female spin-off of the The Expendables franchise… while it all probably was just wishful thinking on his part, don’t be too surprised if we eventually post an announcement on the development of an Expenda-Belles movie, as Simon West put it.
Skip ahead about 8 hours to this post, announcing the greenlight of an all-female Expendables movie; although it doesn’t look like Simon West will have anything to do with this one.
Instead, executive producer Adi Shankar (the man behind movies like The Grey, Killing Them Softly – the upcoming Brad Pitt project- the Judge Dredd reboot, and Allen Hughes’ Broken City) has hired newcomer Dutch Southern (yes, that’s really the writer’s name) to pen a screenplay for an all-female take on the Expendables ranchise.
Shankar will produce the film of course, via his 1984 Private Defense Contractors production company (interesting name for a production company), which will also fully finance the film.
What about casting? The production company is reportedly already “in talks” with several well-known actresses who aren’t strangers to action films.
Like who, I wonder?