“Legally Blonde” writers are working on new project based on Stallone’s hit
“Expendables” was such a hit that it’s already spawning spinoffs. An all-female version of the film is currently in the works but, Deadline informs, it’s not the only one: another one, in the same vein, is coming our way.Written, directed and starring Sylvester Stallone, “Expendables” got a sequel this year, literally bringing together some of the biggest names in action movies of the ‘90s, himself included.
Of course, a female version could also prove a major hit, with fans already rushing to suggest possible contenders.
Whether two such franchises could co-exist is debatable, but it would seem that the “Legally Blonde” writers, Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, believe there’s an audience for that.
“The intention is to hatch a franchise that will be driven by actresses who’ve logged time in action films over the years, much the same way that The Expendables team is comprised of action film staples,” Deadline reports.
“Millennium will finance with Avi Lerner and Mark Gill producing, along with Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures and Julie Kroll of Summertime Entertainment and Boaz Davidson. Trevor Short will be executive producer,” adds the same media outlet.
The new film will be called “ExpendaBelles” and is different from the female “Expendables” that already has Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff officially attached.