Adi Shankar, the producer behind The Grey and Dredd 3D, apparently has written a script for a “female version” of The Expendables and he wants Haywire’s Gina Carano to headline the project. Shankar explains to Variety why Carano is essential to the movie: “I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of The Expendables without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba,” he said.
As of yet, there are no other names attached to the “female version” of The Expendables. Websites like The Playlist mention names like Milla Jovovich, Kate Beckinsale and Michelle Rodriguez. As for Carano, she is currently working on the John Stockwell action-thriller In The Blood, and to our knowledge, she has not given any official response to Shankar’s proposal. Judging from the success of both The Expendables movies, cityonfire.com believes that she will be interested in the project.
Updates: According to The Playlist, Adi Shankar wants Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff in the untitled “female version” of The Expendables.