I want a good female Expendables movie. If The Expendables movies are built on nothing but fan-casting (and let’s be honest: they are), then there’s no reason it can’t be done with the many women who have excelled in action films. However, context is incredibly important, and the plot for Robert Luketic‘s planned “The Expendabelles“, might be disturbingly insulting. According to a Deadline report from February, the story has a promising start with the main cast being a group of elite mercenaries brought into rescue a nuclear scientist. Here’s where it could get really, really bad: “The only way in: some of the world’s deadliest female operatives must pose as high-class call-girls shipped in by private plane to satisfy a dictator–and instead save the scientist and the day.” That’s right: Luketic and writers Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah might have considered a plot that has female ass-kickers going undercover as whores. Very empowering.
At the recent press day for The Expendables 3, producer Avi Lerner provided an update on the upcoming spin-off. Hit the jump for more.