'The Grey' Producer Developing Female Version of 'The Expendables'

August 20, 2012
Source: Variety

Sigourney Weaver

It's no surprise that The Expendables 2 took the box office this past weekend, and the action veteran team even added a lady this time around with Nan Yu as Maggie. However, it sounds like we're going to get a bunch of fighting females sometime down the road as Variety reports The Grey and Killing Them Softly producer Adi Shankar and his 1984 Private Defense Contractors production banner have tapped up and coming writer Dutch Southern to write an all-female take on the ensemble action franchise. No specific names have been mentioned, but the company is already in talks with several prominent ladies of action.

We don't have any other details as of now, but this sounds like it could be a blast for men and women alike. Off the top of my head, I'm already picturing Sigourney Weaver, Milla Jovovich, Kate Becnkinsale, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucy Lawless, Linda Hamilton, Uma Thurman, Zoe Saldana and Michelle Yeoh. I think that's a prime mix of some bad-ass ladies right there. Our friends at Screen Rant actually already thought of a stellar list of ladies for a film like this before the idea actually manifested itself in the news this weekend, so be sure to check that out for more fuel to the fire. Sound good?

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  • You're forgetting Angelina Jolie.
    • Nielsenover9000
      Ugh,god no.
  • What about Lana Wachowski?
  • Fred
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone...
  • Oprah.
    • As the villian, of course.
      • Nielsenover9000
        You sir win the internets.
    • Qmc0808
      Lol!!! I could definitely c Sealy from The Color Purple firing off her m16 yelling out, "You told Harpo to beat me muthaf#@k!!!!"
  • Just dress up all the Expendables 2 cast as ladies and call it Le Femme Expendables
    • Nielsenover9000
      Yes,but call it The Drag Squad- The Expendables 3.
  • The poop machine, just keeps pooping.
    • Nielsenover9000
      The Hollypoop.
  • Tati is not a twit
    This isn't necessary :( ugh.
    • Nielsenover9000
      None of these movies are,but they are still fun.
      • Tati is not a twit
        Oh, don't get me wrong--we loved The Expendables. It was a lot of fun and definitely not to be taken seriously. I just don't see the need for the female version.
  • sourbob
    Rhona Mitra.
  • Akirakorn
    Version? Why not just the Expendables 3. Or 4. It may actually end up better, but still I'm sure Sly and the Gang would be more than happy to give the ladies their props.
  • What??? You leave out Pam Grier??? SHAME on you!!
  • redzot
    IDK if this is a good idea... i mean.. what if all these bad ass ladies "sync up" during production... the results could be...
    • mograph
      I think that ship has sailed for much of the cast ...
  • Nielsen700
    Stupid women, thinking they can have they're own movie.
    • Nielsenover9000
      Woman go make me a sandwich jokes?Too bad you can't spell for shit otherwise your comment would be really funny.
  • Harvestman
    Don't forget Brigitte Nielsen , Grace Jones, Jaclyn Smith, Natasha Henstridge, Lori Petty and Supergirl Helen Slater.
  • Terrible idea just add Sigourney and Linda Hamilton to EX3
  • Adam C
    Cynthia Rothrock, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Noa Tishby, Anne Parillaud, Angelina Jolie
    • Duane
      THANK U Adam 4 mentioning Rothrock. Dammit. I was beginning to feel old. And throw in Michelle Yeoh... and throw in Jeeja Yanin (Chocolate).
  • Littlejon2001
    Angelina Jolie. DUH.
  • wudawg
    I'd like to see Helen Mirren added to the cast as well as Gina Carano
  • tom
    Cynthia Rothrock,Michelle Yeoh




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