Things seem to be moving swiftly with Adi Shankar and 1984 Private Defense Contractors‘ all-female spin-off of The Expendables as Variety is reporting Katee Sackoff (Battlestar Galatica) has joined the production. She and Gina Carano are the only two ladies we know of thus far but the article adds, “several prominent actresses affiliated with the action genre continue to circle the project,” so expect more casting announcements soon.
Shankar told Variety,
If you spend five minutes with Katee it becomes blatantly obvious that she would pwn (sic) most male action stars.
And I believe anyone who’s familiar with Sackoff as Starbuck would wholeheartedly agree.
So far no director has been attached to the project and it seems strange to have prominent actresses signing on for a picture they don’t know who’s directing yet. Maybe a directer has been chosen but for whatever reason they’ve chosen not to make it public. Who would you like to see direct this flick? Would it benefit from also have a woman director?
We cast our own version of an all-female Expendables a few months back, and sadly, none of our casting choices have yet made the cut. But there’s still time! Though it appears this movie isn’t looking to bring back older action stars like they do in The Expendables franchise for men, but rather choosing younger woman associated with the genre. Which I’m completely cool with and am now excited to hear who they announce next! No longer am I expecting Sigourney Weaver or Linda Hamilton to play large roles, but I hope they at least are given good cameos.
What do you think of the team they’re assembling for the all-female Expendables?