Yesterday we wrote that Lionsgate was developing TV shows based on some of their more popular titles, such as “Red” (with Bruce Willis) and the “Step Up” movies (yes, kids love this crap). But those aren’t the only two titles on the studio’s TV wish-list, as it turns out.
Lionsgate is also talking up a TV version of “The Expendables”, the muscular movie franchise starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and a host of other beefcake action heroes. “The Expendables 2” is due out this year, with bigger roles for Sly’s former ’80s action buddies, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
As with the “Red” TV show, there are no details whatsoever about how an “Expendables” TV series would work. Still, as with “Red”, the premise is sound, and it’s really all in the casting. The novelty of movies like “Red” and “The Expendables” was the presence of a supposedly “over the hill” character/actor reclaiming his glory days. Or in the case of “Red”, seeing a classy English gal like Helen Mirren blasting away with a machinegun.
It could work … with the right cast.
Via : Deadline