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Be prepared for one squirrelly adventure in the action-packed comedy, The Nut Job, starring Will Arnett (Despicable Me, Ratatouille) as Surly, a mischievous squirrel on a mission to prove himself. The Nut Job comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD with UltraViolet as well as On Demand on April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD one week early on April 8, 2014.
Surly (Will Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it's up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.
The story follows an elite group of highly trained female mercenaries brought together for a covert hostage rescue mission. Once behind enemy lines, they discover that they will also need to topple an evil dictator bent on world domination.
This re-teams Luketic with his "Legally Blonde" scribes Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah who've penned the female action comedy spinoff. Sylvester Stallone and Kevin King will produce and shooting is slated to begin this Summer.
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- Garth Franklin
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As most of you already know, The Expendabelles is a female take on Sylvester Stallone's action franchise The Expendables. The movie is being developed over at Millennium Films, and they've hired Robert Luketic to direct the film, which Stallone is also producing. Just so you know, this is the same guy that directed Legally Blonde, 21, The Ugly Truth, Killers, and the incredibly awful film Paranoia. Once you read the ridiculous plot synopsis (via: Deadline) you'll understand why they ended up with this director,
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: »
- Joey Paur
Millennium Films is pressing ahead with The ExpendaBelles, which is being sold as the feminine counterpart to the macho throwback that is the studio’s Expendables franchise. A screenplay has been in development for the past year, but it now looks as though the action/comedy spinoff is being prepped to being shooting this year in Bulgaria, which is where Expendables 3 was filmed back in 2013.
ExpendaBelles is being co-written by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, whose resume includes the lucrative (and fairly well-liked) cheeky Reese Witherspoon rom-com Legally Blonde, in addition to the not-so-beloved (yet profitable) raunchy Katherine Heigl rom-com The Ugly Truth. The project has now found a director in Robert Luketic, who (by no coincidence) called the ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Robert Luketic has signed on to direct The Expendables all-female spin-off ExpendaBelles for Millennium Films. Despite a report from October, which revealed Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich were in early talks to star, no cast members have been set yet, with the producers currently coming up with their short list of contenders.
Deadline has also released the first plot synopsis for the movie, which you can check out below.
"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 »
Well, this is problematic. We’ve long been berated with rumors of an imminent female-centric spin on the popular Expendables franchise, the clunkily named The ExpendaBelles, but actual details on the project have been consistently slim. All we’ve really known has been neatly encapsulated in said title – it’s The Expendables but with ladies! – but now the film has both a director and a very distressing plotline to either A) recommend it or B) send potential audiences members running for the proverbial hills. For now, we’re checking off option B. Deadline reports that Robert Luketic has come on board to direct the feature, which makes the film sort of a perfect marriage of his directorial territory: bad action films (Paranoia, Killers) and projects that are aimed at women while also being insulting to them (Monster-in-Law, The Ugly Truth, Legally Blonde). The film will see Luketic reuniting with his Legally Blonde and The Ugly Truth screenwriters »
- Kate Erbland
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