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

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August 20, 2012
Source: Variety

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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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Reader Feedback - 30 Comments

1

You're forgetting Angelina Jolie.

Lincoln Smith on Aug 20, 2012

2

Ugh,god no.

Nielsenover9000 on Aug 20, 2012

3

What about Lana Wachowski?

Brad White on Aug 20, 2012

4

Woot!

DAVIDPD on Aug 20, 2012

5

Jamie Lee Curtis, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone...

Fred on Aug 20, 2012

6

Oprah.

Dustin Fuston on Aug 20, 2012

7

As the villian, of course.

Dustin Fuston on Aug 20, 2012

8

You sir win the internets.

Nielsenover9000 on Aug 20, 2012

9

Lol!!! I could definitely c Sealy from The Color Purple firing off her m16 yelling out, "You told Harpo to beat me muthaf#@k!!!!"

Qmc0808 on Aug 21, 2012

10

Just dress up all the Expendables 2 cast as ladies and call it Le Femme Expendables

Dustin Fuston on Aug 20, 2012

11

Yes,but call it The Drag Squad- The Expendables 3.

Nielsenover9000 on Aug 20, 2012

12

The poop machine, just keeps pooping.

Carpola on Aug 20, 2012

13

The Hollypoop.

Nielsenover9000 on Aug 20, 2012

14

This isn't necessary 🙁 ugh.

Tati is not a twit on Aug 20, 2012

15

None of these movies are,but they are still fun.

Nielsenover9000 on Aug 20, 2012

16

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.

Tati is not a twit on Aug 21, 2012

17

Rhona Mitra.

sourbob on Aug 20, 2012

18

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.

Akirakorn on Aug 20, 2012

19

What??? You leave out Pam Grier??? SHAME on you!!

Karl Kaefer on Aug 20, 2012

20

IDK if this is a good idea... i mean.. what if all these bad ass ladies "sync up" during production... the results could be...

redzot on Aug 20, 2012

21

I think that ship has sailed for much of the cast ...

mograph on Aug 20, 2012

22

Stupid women, thinking they can have they're own movie.

Nielsen700 on Aug 20, 2012

23

Woman go make me a sandwich jokes?Too bad you can't spell for shit otherwise your comment would be really funny.

Nielsenover9000 on Aug 20, 2012

24

Don't forget Brigitte Nielsen , Grace Jones, Jaclyn Smith, Natasha Henstridge, Lori Petty and Supergirl Helen Slater.

Harvestman on Aug 20, 2012

25

Terrible idea just add Sigourney and Linda Hamilton to EX3

Marc Arsenault on Aug 20, 2012

26

Cynthia Rothrock, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Noa Tishby, Anne Parillaud, Angelina Jolie

Adam C on Aug 20, 2012

27

THANK U Adam 4 mentioning Rothrock. Dammit. I was beginning to feel old. And throw in Michelle Yeoh... and throw in Jeeja Yanin (Chocolate).

Duane on Aug 20, 2012

28

Angelina Jolie. DUH.

Littlejon2001 on Aug 20, 2012

29

I'd like to see Helen Mirren added to the cast as well as Gina Carano

wudawg on Aug 21, 2012

30

Cynthia Rothrock,Michelle Yeoh

tom on Aug 22, 2012

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