Home Entertainment They're making a female Expendables called the EXPENDABELLES. Yes, another one

They're making a female Expendables called the EXPENDABELLES. Yes, another one

1 min read

The next time something bad happens to the Hollywood sign, instead of repairing it, they should just replace it with a massive billboard of cow udder. “Hollywood: Leave no idea unmilked.”

Remember that female Expendables movie that’s already in development? Well, looks like it’s about to get some competition, in the form of The ExpendaBelles.

Wait, isn’t that what I said they should call it? Where’s my cheque, Hollywood?

The former lady Expendables movie – which is yet to get a title – may have the advantage of already having two stars attached to it, in the forms of Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff, but according to Deadline this one will be an official spinoff to the Sylvester Stallone driven musclebound manly smash hit, so you can probably expect Sly and the boys to do some cameos.

Millenium Films have pegged Legally Blonde screenwriters McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith to provide the script, because clearly writing a rom-com where Reese Witherspoon’s ditzy blonde transforms into a lawyer is the same as making an explosion filled action movie about lady asskickers.

I’m still not too convinced about the viability of either of these movies though, as the whole draw of the original movie was these collections of 80’s icons in one film. And I hate to break it to the ladies, but they just don’t have the same level of old school starpower. Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton would probably be the closest to their testosterone laced counterparts, but neither of them are exactly up for too much “skop, skiet en donner” nowadays.

Last Updated: October 15, 2012


  1. Fail!


  2. Nathan Horne

    October 15, 2012 at 15:49

    Kill me now… (hopefully a bunch of hot ladies come kill me though) : )


  3. James Francis

    October 15, 2012 at 16:01

    Hmmm, after all the in-jokes and puns of the second movie, I figured the producers were admitting that there wasn’t much traction left in the franchise. Then again, a female version is not a terrible idea. The world can definitely do with a few modern Femme Fatales. Haywire and Columbiana tried, but so far only Salt was the real stand-out success.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 15, 2012 at 16:15

      Salt? With Angelina “People mistake me for a coat rack” Jolie? The movie had some decent direction and an interesting story, but they seriously needed to recast. Jolie just did not look physically capable.

      he film was originally supposed to be starring Tom Cruise, and it was as if the fight choreographers simply forgot that they were now working with a lady who would have trouble staying upright in a stiff breeze.


      • James Francis

        October 16, 2012 at 07:10

        Perhaps, but you are one of the few that thought that. The majority of the world – and in particular those handing over their cash – gave her their nod of approval. No other recent femme action film has managed the same.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Red Sonja movie casts Hannah John-Kamen as its sword-wielding lead

We finally have a face to the highly anticipated Red Sonja a movie with Hannah John-Kamen …