Director found for The ExpendaBelles

News Simon Brew 7 Feb 2014 - 07:14

The female-centric take on The Expendables has landed a director. Plus: first plot details.

With a bit of luck, the title of the female-slanted Expendables equivalent will change by the time the film comes to release. The idea of an action movie headlined by woman doing lots of damage is welcome, but calling it The ExpendaBelles? Yikes.

Anyway, there's been some progress on the film. It's been revealed that Robert Luketic has been hired to direct the movie. He's had a varied career to date. Our favourite of his films are 21 and Legally Blonde. His latest, Paranoia, is heading straight to DVD in the UK next month.

Oh, there's an outline plot too. It reads...

"When America’s Navy SEALs are wiped out trying to penetrate the island lair of a deadly despot who has captured one of the world’s top nuclear scientists, it becomes clear that there is no such thing as the right man for the job and that this is a mission so impossible that only women can handle it. 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"

Yep: the only way you can get an all-female action movie is to make them call girls. Bet you a fiver that the action heroes of The Expendables 4 won't be rent boys.

There's no timescale that we know of, but with Expendables movies arriving every two years - with another this summer - we wouldn't rule out the summer of 2015. More as we hear it.

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