#1 Posted by Inverno (13221 posts) - - Show Bio

Adi Shankar, producer of The Grey and Dredd, has set Dutch Southern to writing an Expendables-alike project for an all-female star cast.

Several actresses ‘associated with action movies’ are said to be talking about joining up, but Variety doesn’t have any particular names to share as yet.

I think it’s easy to suppose that they’ll have approached Gina Carano, Cynthia Rothrock and Pam Grier… and then maybe on to Michelle Rodriguez, Lucy Lawless, Linda Hamilton, Michelle Yeoh, Milla Jovovich, perhaps even Carrie-Anne Moss, Maggie Q, Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox?

I’d be very amused if they get Chloe Moretz in off the back of Hit Girl, but I don’t think for one second it’s going to happen. Zoe Bell would be nice too. Maybe Sarah Michelle Gellar?

What you guys think about it? Do you think it could work?

#2 Posted by King Saturn (224186 posts) - - Show Bio
it's possible it could I guess... 
#3 Posted by Wolfrazer (6700 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh....really?...

#4 Posted by 7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning (3578 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat:

Umm.. All those actresses have to be much more older than that.

Just about as old as Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh or older...

#5 Posted by Inverno (13221 posts) - - Show Bio

@7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning said:

@CaioTrubat:

Umm.. All those actresses have to be much more older than that.

Just about as old as Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh or older...

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Why so?

#6 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20239 posts) - - Show Bio

They could pull it off, or it would horribly fail.

"Be water my friend"

#7 Posted by 7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning (3578 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning said:

@CaioTrubat:

Umm.. All those actresses have to be much more older than that.

Just about as old as Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh or older...

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Why so?

Because they're Expendable.

#8 Posted by SoA (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

the male version has 3 decades worth of action stars.

a lot of the actresses u mentioned didnt star in any action roles till late 90s to now . besides this list is kinda flawed .

#9 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know, are any of those actresses really action movie legends? Or are they just going for Tomboys?

#10 Posted by Inverno (13221 posts) - - Show Bio

@7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning said:

Because they're Expendable.

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I don't know what this have to do with them having to be old.

#11 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

FAIL

Males make the best action stars. That's the harsh truth.

#12 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

FAIL

Males make the best action stars. That's the harsh truth.

Sigourney Weaver begs to differ. She's an absolute boss.

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#13 Posted by The Stegman (24373 posts) - - Show Bio

My team would be: 
 
-Sigourney Weaver 
-Lucy Liu 
-Uma Thurman  
- Lucy Lawless 
- Eliza Dushku 
-Michelle Rodriguez

#14 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@comicdude23 said:

FAIL

Males make the best action stars. That's the harsh truth.

Sigourney Weaver begs to differ. She's an absolute boss.

I'll give you that. But she still ain't no match for Arnold. Also, the others suck. She is the only one that stands out.

#15 Posted by 7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning (3578 posts) - - Show Bio

My picks are:

  1. Cynthia Rothrock
  2. Michelle Yeoh
  3. Oprah Winfrey
  4. Sigourney Weaver
  5. Linda Hamilton
  6. Lynn Whitfield
  7. Kirstie Alley
  8. Polly Shang-Kwan Ling Feng
  9. Whoop Goldberg
  10. Yoko Minamino
  11. Kang Su-yeon
  12. Famke Jansse
#16 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23: There might be a few others, but I don't think it'd have as much of an impact as The Expendables due to female action stars leave a different impression than their male counter-parts.

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#17 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@comicdude23: There might be a few others, but I don't think it'd have as much of an impact as The Expendables due to female action stars leave a different impression than their male counter-parts.

She's the only significant one. The others IMO aren't that good. Males tend to be the bigger and more memorable action stars, and are on the front line. I don't think there is any need for a female knock-off.

#18 Posted by Jackson_Hartley (186 posts) - - Show Bio

I can definitely see Rothrock and Yeoh (I grew up watching their movies). Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton, Lucy Lawless, and Uma Thurman would be good choices. Maybe for a little young(er) blood, add Milla Jovovich, Summer Glau, Rhona Mitra, Michelle Rodriguez, Zhang Ziyi and Zoe Saldana. Maybe toss in Shannon Lee or Linda Carter for cameo spots.

#19 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

@Deranged Midget said:

@comicdude23: There might be a few others, but I don't think it'd have as much of an impact as The Expendables due to female action stars leave a different impression than their male counter-parts.

She's the only significant one. The others IMO aren't that good. Males tend to be the bigger and more memorable action stars, and are on the front line. I don't think there is any need for a female knock-off.

We'll see but it's obviously evident that men are more memorable action stars.

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#20 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

@7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning: oprah?

#21 Posted by Jackson_Hartley (186 posts) - - Show Bio

@VercingetorixTheGreat: My guess is fodder.

#22 Posted by Inverno (13221 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jackson_Hartley said:

@VercingetorixTheGreat: My guess is fodder.

LMAO.

#23 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1009 posts) - - Show Bio

Sigourney Weaver

Linda Hamilton

Lucy Lawless

GIna Carano

Zoe Bell

Rhona Mitra

Yvonne Strahovski

Milla Jovovich

Kelly Hu

My Teams

Alpha Team:

Gina Carano - Team Leader overall BAMF

Julia Voth - Spy/Recon

Jaimie Alexander - CQC Expert

Lynn Collins - Sniper

Yvonne Strahovski - CQC and Bladed weapons Expert

Adrianne Palicki - Demolitions Expert

Robin Coleman - Support Gunner/Muscle

Bravo Team:

Kristanna Loken - Team Leader

Bridget Regan - Spy/Recon

Zoe Bell - CQC Expert

Jennifer Lawrence - Sniper

Ziyi Zhang - CQC and Bladed Weapons Expert

Megan Gale - Demolitions Expert

Gwendoline Christie - Support Gunner/Muscle

#24 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio

Watch Angelina Jolie be the star....

#25 Posted by 7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning (3578 posts) - - Show Bio

My picks are:

  1. Cynthia Rothrock
  2. Michelle Yeoh
  3. Oprah Winfrey
  4. Sigourney Weaver
  5. Linda Hamilton
  6. Lynn Whitfield
  7. Kirstie Alley
  8. Polly Shang-Kwan Ling Feng
  9. Whoop Goldberg
  10. Yoko Minamino
  11. Kang Su-yeon
  12. Famke Jansse

@VercingetorixTheGreat said:

@7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning: oprah?

Yes, Oprah did play in some movies and she fits the age category of the Expendables.

#26 Posted by SC (13108 posts) - - Show Bio

I would just want to have JeeJa Yanin as The One Woman Expendable.  
 
Peta Wilson aka The original La Femme Nikita could work too in my opinion, as far as unnamed so far I think. 

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#27 Edited by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

...

#28 Posted by Enemybird (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

........ No

@7am_Waking_Up_In_The_Morning said:

My picks are:

  1. Cynthia Rothrock
  2. Michelle Yeoh
  3. Oprah Winfrey
  4. Sigourney Weaver
  5. Linda Hamilton
  6. Lynn Whitfield
  7. Kirstie Alley
  8. Polly Shang-Kwan Ling Feng
  9. Whoop Goldberg
  10. Yoko Minamino
  11. Kang Su-yeon
  12. Famke Jansse
#29 Posted by HolySerpent (12541 posts) - - Show Bio

your list is hands down the most ridiculous one yet. Oprah... Really? Then you have Whoopy Goldberg. -_-

#30 Posted by Agent9149 (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

Lucy Liu,

Uma Thurman,

Angelina Jolie,

Lucy Lawless

Milla Jovoich

Alli Larter

Halle Barrey

Kate Bekinsale

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Cameron Diaz

Drew Barrymore

#31 Posted by HolySerpent (12541 posts) - - Show Bio

they should not make a females expendables.

#32 Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

This ploy is just making a mockery of the greatness that is the Expendables movie/media franchise. I'm actually offended now that they would do this :/

#33 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2899 posts) - - Show Bio

Milla Jovovich?

*punches hole in computer*

#34 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

A cast starring Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Q., Lucy Liu, Halle Berry...etc would be awesome. This would sell well.

#35 Posted by Inverno (13221 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio

What, they're making a sequel to Charlie Angles 2?

#37 Posted by Wolfrazer (6700 posts) - - Show Bio

I still have a hard time believing that they are actually doing this...but I guess there have been worse movies thrown out into the light.

#38 Posted by Mutant God (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

Well maybe not a whole movie but at least a cameo as an all girl squad at Expendables 3

#39 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm for it if they make the plot make sense for a female expendables. I don't want it to just be women thrown together to kick ass. Have them bust up a slave trade operation and it go utterly hay wall.

#40 Posted by Inverno (13221 posts) - - Show Bio
#41 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19249 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally love the idea and spend money to see it.

#42 Posted by nick_hero22 (6870 posts) - - Show Bio

Michelle Obama solos