All-female version of The Expendables on the way

Dredd producer Adi Shankar is funding the project

It seems that the Expendables phenomenon continues to grow, with the action extravaganza having kick-started Arnie and Sly's flagging careers, set up a potential second sequel, and now apparently having spawned an all-female incarnation.

According to Variety, Dredd producer Adi Shankar is keen to see a troop of female badasses step into the shoes of Dolph, Jet, Stath et al, and is currently in talks with several big-name stars to form an ensemble. Shankar is also thought to be funding the project.

When asked what he thought of the idea, Expendables 2 director Simon West was the first to climb aboard the bandwagon, claiming that Shankar's concept could have legs (no sniggering at the back, please).

"I like the idea of seven or eight women mercenaries," said West. "It would be Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Milla Jovovich, the list goes on. Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis would be great."

We're not too sure about Cameron Diaz, but if the others were joined by the likes of Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano, we could see a potential market for this. Provided of course that Nan Yu is allowed nowhere near it. She really is terrible…

Who would you like to see in Shankar's lineup? Tell us, below!

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Aug 20th 2012, 12:23

      If there's no Cynthia Rothrock then I'm not interested.

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    • Sploich

      Aug 20th 2012, 12:29

      Captain beat me to it. Cynthia Rothrock or bust.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 20th 2012, 12:31

      Sounds like a commercial for vagisil.

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    • fewshar

      Aug 20th 2012, 12:51

      Michelle Rodriguez - always

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    • apo1978

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:06

      Not sure about the concept for The Expendigirls but I'd vote for Michelle Yeoh also.

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    • SiMan

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:12

      I think Sarah Connor could take out the Expendables all by her lonesome anyway.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:27

      Cameron Diaz? WTF? Why not go for Rosie Huntington-duhh while you're at it. A Geena Davis / Susan Sarandon reunion would be nice though.

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    • Gypsyboy316

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:36

      have to also agree with Cap No Cyn = No Good

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    • clownprinceofcrime

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:43

      Sigourney Weaver, Gina Carano, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovich, Linda Hamilton and Michelle Yoeh...Cameron Diaz though, nah!

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    • hannahkennedy

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:43

      Summer Glau surely, after her kick a*s roles in Terminator Salvation and of course Firefly/Serenity surely she's a given.

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    • hannahkennedy

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:45

      Of course I meant Sarah Connor Chronicles

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    • taylorkeegan

      Aug 20th 2012, 13:46

      They'd have to get Jenette Goldstein in though cause there isn't a bigger female badass than Vasquez!

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    • 2Dglasses

      Aug 20th 2012, 14:38

      Pam Grier? Rodriguez would be perfect. She could die, and then just turn up in the sequel anyway.

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    • Cueball

      Aug 20th 2012, 15:01

      Sarah Michelle Gellar - "Don't call me tiny!"

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    • mg2g1000

      Aug 20th 2012, 16:29

      My choice would be: Sharon Stone, Jessica Biel, Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, Zoe Saldana, Kristanna Loken, Gina Carano, Carrie-Anne Moss, Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner.

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    • McSerious

      Aug 20th 2012, 17:16

      I'd be more interested in an XXX parody of this tbh haha

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    • FBKHaych

      Aug 20th 2012, 17:29

      OMG yesssss i love female action stars and this MUST happen. they should certainly get Linda Hamilton, Angelina Jolie, Gina Davis, Sigourney Weaver, Cynthia Rothrock, Gina Carano, Michelle Yeoh and Grace Jones for the film and if theres any room then get Milla Jovich, Uma Thurman, Demi Moore, Zhang Ziyi, Carrie Ann Moss, Jessica Biel. I would pass on Summer Glau and Michelle Rodriguez but Zoey Saldana and former wwf wrestlers Madusa and Lita would be welcome.

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    • FBKHaych

      Aug 20th 2012, 17:38

      and i agree a villainous Pam Grier cameo would be sweet. Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) would also make great cast addition.

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    • FBBApata

      Aug 20th 2012, 18:47

      Cynthia Rothrock, Sigourney Weaver, Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Demi Moore, Carrie Ann Moss, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Pam Grier and Linda Hamilton... Totally agree with CaptainCrazy Rothrock must be there!

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 20th 2012, 18:54

      Chloe Moretz as the new girl

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    • RhonaM

      Aug 20th 2012, 23:21

      Amazing, that would be such a awseome flick.I would put Kate Beckinsale as sniper women, because she is to petit to play a figher, but she could fight with some weaopns.Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Mila Jovovich,Zoe Bell, Gia Carano, Sigureny Weaver, Linda Hamliton, Jaime Le Curtis, Lena Headey,Jane Fonda, Michel Rodrigerz, Charlize Theron,Vivica J Fox, Li Gong,Jada Pinkett Smitt. why not Cameron Diaz ( if she colord her hair in dark).Jennifer Lawrence could play daughter of some major character.Also i would ad Nomi Rapace, Rhona Mitra and Paz Vega.Ultimate girl power!

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    • Toph80

      Aug 20th 2012, 23:37

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have Michelle Yeoh, that woman can kick some serious a**e

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    • Toph80

      Aug 20th 2012, 23:39

      and if like FBKHaych saying about former WWE (WWF) wrestlers, why not have woMAN mountain Chyna

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    • FBJRider

      Aug 21st 2012, 0:54

      The idea of this film is awesome but it needs better names to it before I'm sold.

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    • awksbrother

      Aug 21st 2012, 5:09

      Oh, this sounds cool! I'd love: Ali Larter, Sigourney Weaver, Rachel Nichols, Milla Jovovich, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charlize Theron, Lucy Liu and maybe Gabourey Sidibe for comedic relief? :)

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    • tristinbfield

      Aug 21st 2012, 7:06

      Nonononononononononononononononono............... NO! It's like what Bridesmaids did to The Hangover. Make it an unbearable experience.

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    • apo1978

      Aug 21st 2012, 14:43

      @Toph80 - Ex-WWE star "Chyna" is actually making a XXX version of the Avengers, I hear. Apparently she plays "She-Hulk". In all fairness, she's looking half-decent these days, Never thought I'd say that....

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    • ariboy

      Aug 24th 2012, 16:27

      It sounds like a school boys wet dream. Personally I think it'd be pants.

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    • RussWhitfield

      Aug 28th 2012, 9:36

      There's already one in development and mostly casted... www.soldiergirlsmovie.com

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    • Luthfiy

      Aug 30th 2012, 1:47

      Cameron Diaz? Really? She's way too vanilla to be called a badass... My suggestion would be Milla Jovovich, Angelina Jolie, Rooney Mara, Sienna Guillory, Ali Larter, Charlize Theron, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez and Anne Hathaway.

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    • felixsantana

      Aug 31st 2012, 16:12

      Cynthia Rothrock, Lucy Liu, Michelle Rodriguez, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, Michelle Yeoh, and Zoe Saldana. You make Pam Grier or Angelina Jolie the villian, or better yet Charlize Theron or Sigourney Weever play good viliians too. Your cast of females have to still be able to hang and do the wild s**t to make it look somewhat believable. You can also put in their the divas from wrestling. Lita, Chyna, Madusa, Trish Stratus. Remember it has to live up to what the guys did sort of.

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    • mssweetangel12

      Sep 3rd 2012, 1:57

      uh how about LUCY LAWLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 1234R

      Sep 29th 2012, 17:42

      Sarah Michelle Gellar! Kate Beckinsale! Milla Jovovich! Lucy Liu, Zoe Saldana, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Scarlett Johansson.

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    • liffersc

      Dec 8th 2012, 14:33

      i would love to have in this female expendables cast 1. Cameron Diaz 2. Drew Barrymore 3. Maggie Q (from Nikita) 4. Angelina Jolie 5. Charlize Theron 6. Natalie Portman 7. Anne Hathaway 8. Demi Moore 9. Sarah Michelle Gellar Jamie Lee Curtis ( the villain) if these expendababes movies gets made i will be there seeing them

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