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Female Expendables?

Script Underway

By Robert T. Trate     August 18, 2012
Source: Variety

Just as "The Expendables 2" explodes into theaters, Adi Shankar's banner 1984 Private Defense Contractors has tapped Dutch Southern to write an all-female riff on the star-studded action franchise.

Shankar ("The Grey") will produce for 1984 Private Defense Contractors, which plans to fully finance the "Expendables"-inspired project. Company is already in talks with several prominent actresses affiliated with the action genre.
 
2012 has been a banner year for female-driven actioners like "The Hunger Games," "Snow White and the Huntsman" and the Gina Carano-toplined "Haywire."
 
Shankar's shingle recently co-financed Joe Carnahan's "The Grey," Marc Forster's "Machine Gun Preacher" and Andrew Dominik's upcoming Brad Pitt-starrer "Killing Them Softly," as well as Allen Hughes' thriller "Broken City," which pairs Mark Wahlberg with Russell Crowe.
 
Southern has a history with 1984 Private Defense Contractors, as back in April 2011, the company acquired his 2010 Black List script "Hoof Harrington's Greatest Hits," the story of a semi-retired hitman that has been described as "'Die Hard' by way of Wes Anderson."

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Wiseguy 8/18/2012 9:13:26 AM

If they're going for the Expendables knock off they better include Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver and Geena Davis. After there just ain't too many historic badasses.

Guess Angelina Jolie, Zoey Saldana, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Milla Jovovich, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Summer Glau but they all seem very recent but are the ones that come to mind.
 

Gina Carano may be good although new on the scene. Michelle Yeoh and I'm sure there are more chinese badass females

Phetus 8/18/2012 9:33:30 AM

Thats a decent list. You can also add:  Lucy Lawless, Rhona Mitra, Pam Grier, Carrie-Ann Moss, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lucy Liu, and Brigittte Nielsen for shits n giggles

Muenster 8/18/2012 9:57:24 AM

Yes, females are expendable.

mike10 8/18/2012 10:11:15 AM

Muenster, without women the human race will die off so females are definitely not expendable. Also, who's going to make your bed, clean your clothes and cook your meals? (just kidding!)

 

ztigr 8/18/2012 10:15:16 AM

 Don't forget John  Travolta and Tom Cruise....

Wiseguy 8/18/2012 10:59:48 AM

Kudos Phetus I can't believe I overlooked Carrie Ann Moss. Trinity is one of the baddest female characters in years.

Some of the girls from Kill Bill deserve consideration

ElBaz13 8/18/2012 11:44:34 AM

 Awesome!

And Hanso was calling for this one on another comment board.

He will get his boobs and butt kicking after all.

hanso 8/18/2012 3:19:25 PM

 Yes but they need tobe in the expendables not their own franchise.  Btw, how can u guys leave out Cynthia Rothrock?  Shame on you.  

Tiger Claw, Lady Dragon u bitches!

RobertTrate 8/18/2012 5:33:46 PM

 FOX FORCE FIVE! 

Wiseguy 8/18/2012 6:12:00 PM

LOL Bob, maybe we'll finally see the ketchup joke done for real

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