Just a short while ago we announced the production of a female version of The Expendables. Now, we have word that up-and-coming action star Gina Carano (Haywire) is set to topline the untitled picture. Carano was briefly mentioned in our fantasy cast for Adi Shankar’s production, which Dutch Southern is writing. The former American Gladiators star certainly has the goods to be the face of the ladies’ version of the franchise, but it would be a missed opportunity not to include some of cinema’s classic action heroines. Hit the jump to see what Shankar had to say about Carano joining the picture.
Rob Liefeld has made a deal with Adi Shankar‘s 1984 Private Defense Contractors to turn his comic Bloodstrike into a feature. The comic centers on “a Bloodstrike unit consisting of a team of super-soldiers who have secretly been imbued with vampire blood—making them an elite strike force feared by all enemies.” According to Variety, Shankar and Liefeld will produce along with Liefeld’s manager Brooklyn Weaver (The Number 23). They are conceiving of Bloodstrike as a possible franchise.
Liefeld helped found Image Comics in 1992 and launched Bloodstrike in 1993, selling over 30 million copies in the years since. Hit the jump for background information on the series.
Move over, fellas! The ladies are setting up to take to the screen in an all-female version of The Expendables. Adi Shankar’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors has selected Dutch Southern to pen the action script. In the past, the banner has co-financed The Grey, Dredd 3D, Broken City and Killing Them Softly. They’ve also previously picked up a hitman-action spec script from Southern titled Hoof Harrington’s Greatest Hits, which was pitched as a mashup of Payback and Snatch. The company is reportedly in talks with a number of prominent action actresses, but no names have been reported as of yet. So let’s have some fun and speculate, shall we? Meet me after the jump to do some dream casting.