The all-female ‘ExpendaBelles’ to start shooting early 2015

"The Expendables" Japanese Theatrical Poster

"The Expendables" Japanese Theatrical Poster

THE MOVIE: The Expendables universe has a new team. An elite group of highly trained female mercenaries are brought together for a covert hostage rescue mission. Once they are behind enemy lines, the women discover that they will also need to topple an evil dictator bent on world domination. The Expendabelles is the ultimate story of female empowerment and kick-ass teamwork.

Robert Luketic (21, Killers) is directing The ExpendaBelles, an all-female, unofficial take on Sylvester Stallone’s successful franchise, The Expendables. The screenplay is being penned by Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde). It should be noted that Stallone is producing which essentially makes The ExpendaBelles an official spin-off.

An all-female ‘Expendables’ isn’t the only Expendables-type project that’s been floating around. Don “The Dragon” Wilson has been trying to put together his version of The Expendables with the working title, The B-Team, which would star fellow B-movie action stars like Cynthia Rothrock, Michael Dudikoff and Loren Avedon. However, in our recent interview with Wilson, he stated that The B-Team is in political limbo, and he has shifted gears towards a movie called Blood Raid, which will utilize many of his “B” movie star friends.

Updates: Collider reports: At a recent press day for The Expendables 3, producer Avi Lerner provided an update on the upcoming The ExpendaBelles: “We are working on the script. We’ve got lots of ideas about who’s going to be the action movie star. We plan to start shooting at the beginning of next year. And that’s all I can say about this movie right now.” In the meantime, the other “all-female” Expendables-type flick, Mercenaries (with Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox, Zoë Bell, Nicole Bilderback, Brigitte Nielsen and Cynthia Rothrock), is hitting Blu-ray & DVD on October 14, 2014.

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