'ExpendaBelles' Spin-Off Gets Writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith

Millennium Entertainment is planning its own female version of 'The Expendables', to counter Adi Shankar's spin-off starring Gina Carano.

Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith hired to write ExpendaBelles spin-off
Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith hired to write ExpendaBelles spin-off
Millennium Entertainment has hired Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde) to write another female version of The Expendables, entitled ExpendaBelles.

We have been reporting lately on Adi Shankar's all-female action project known as the Untitled Adi Shankar Project, which has Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff attached to star. This Millennium Entertainment project is seeking female action legends to make up their cast, instead of younger stars. The studio is said to be compiling their list of action stars, but don't plan on making any formal offers until the script is completed.

Avi Lerner and Mark Gill will produce for Millennium, along with Eclectic Pictures' Heidi Jo Markel, Summertime Entertainment's Julie Kroll, and Boaz Davidson. Trevor Short will serve as executive producer.

It isn't known when production will begin, although look for the Untitled Adi Shankar Project to start shooting first, since that project seems much further along in the development process.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. jasdjqs

    Maybe Bettie White will play the Villain

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  2. Sbrio26

    That title is unforgivable and the writers are even worse. It's depressing how bad this idea seemed in theory and how much worse its gonna get before it's all over. More wasted Hollywood funds.

    2 years agoby @sbrio26Flag

  3. Corey W.

    It's gonna be a straight to DVD. Don't scratch your head too much over it.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    Worst. Title. Of. The. Decade.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. Fry_3000

    Linda Hamilton, sigorny weaver have to be there

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian I wouldn't be surprised if the whole crew will be women

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Cheetoboy

    They better get some huge female stars for this, I'm talking Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Rodriguez, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Michelle Yeoh big.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  8. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Are you f*cking kidding me? I hope this is some kind of a sick joke.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  9. Metalsfury

    FEMME EXPENDABLES? - Humm.. I didn't see that coming... They better makes these women tough and fearless like their male counterparts not an action chick flick! I am pretty sure they won't though... maybe that's why they opt for a female director yet why does this seem all too coincidental?

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    Who the f*ck decided the writers of Legally Blonde should script an action film?

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. Charlie Carr Jr.

    not eloquent no, but it will sell, let it be dug

    2 years agoby @Charlie-Carr-JrFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Besides, I can already foresee a quote being told by Stallone's character in a cameo saying: "The job requires a bit of a woman's touch"

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I agree, the title is a bit stupid. Although, I find it a bit hilarious that they chose to hire female writers

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. Yannick Decorte

    I like how they don't realize this is a stupid idea and a stupid title.

    2 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag