If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Fans of action cinema have long been aware that it's not just a man's game anymore. Producer Adi Shankar ('The Grey,' 'Dredd 3D') is certainly well aware of this, as he is prepping an ensemble film said to be the female version of 'The Expendables.' Noob screenwriter Dutch Southern will pen the script for this as-yet-untitled project. The first actress to be secured was 'Haywire's Gina Carano, and now it looks as if Katee Sackhoff ('Battlestar Galactica') is also coming aboard. Sackhoff has also appeared on '24' and 'Nip/Tuck.' She will also be seen alongside Vin Diesel in the upcoming 'Chronicles of Riddick' sequel. Here's what producer Shankar had to say on Sackhoff's casting.
"If you spend five minutes with Katee it becomes blatantly obvious that she would pwn (sic) most male action stars,"
I have very little knowledge of Sackhoff as a performer, but it was clear from the episodes of 'BSG' that I did see that Starbuck can definitely kick ass. She should make a fine addition to the cast. It's also impressive that their first acquisition was Gina Carano. Her turn in 'Haywire' was strong enough that she's now getting work all over the place, particularly in the new 'Fast and the Furious,' so I'm glad the female 'Expendables' is already recognizing her talent. All that being said, shouldn't the first hires for this film have been Kate Beckinsale and Milla Jovovich? I'm not always a fan of the movies in the 'Underworld' and 'Resident Evil' franchises, but to deny these two actresses are the top action heroines working today is just absurd. My only thought is that perhaps this production budget on this film is too small to accommodate the casting of the stars they should be pursuing.
What do you guys think? Are you interested in this project? Which other female ass-kickers would you like to see come aboard?