Deadline has the story;
"TV action stars are getting The Expendables treatment as Sylvester Stallone’s hit feature franchise is heading to television. Fox is developing The Expendables, an event series based on the movies, with the franchise’s writer and star Stallone executive producing alongside the films’ producer Avi Lerner and NCIS veteran Shane Brennan who serves as showrunner.
Writing/executive producing the TV adaptation are feature writing duo Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) & Kirk Ward and Brennan. It is described as a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist. The project hails from Lionsgate TV, whose feature sibling distributes The Expendables movies, CBS TV Studios, where Brennan is under an overall deal, and CBSTV-based Shane Brennan Prods. Also executive producing the potential event series, for which Fox has ordered a script, are Kevin King, long-time executive at Stallone’s Rogue Marble production company, and Shane Brennan Prods.’ Grant Anderson.
There is no cast attached or approached yet but the producers have plenty of beloved TV action stars to choose from: Walker Texas Ranger‘s Chuck Norris, who already is part of The Expendables feature franchise, 24‘s Kiefer Sutherland, Magnum P.I.’s Tom Selleck, Xena‘s Lucy Lawless, Quantum Leap‘s Scott Bakula, Alias‘ Jennifer Garner, A-Team‘s Mr. T and Strike Back‘s Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester, just to name a few.
The Expendables is among the movie titles in the Lionsgate library that the company had been eying to mine for television for some time, with the idea for a potential Expendables series first floated back in 2012. The first three movies in The Expendables franchisee have grossed almost $800 million in the worldwide boxoffice. A fourth and fifth installment as well as a female offshoot The Expendabelles are in various stages of development."
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courtesy of variety;
"After defeating Cat Zingano Saturday night, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is ready for her next match.
Rousey and “The Raid” star Iko Uwais are on board to star in “Mile 22,” an action-thriller with Peter Berg on board to produce.
The film explores the relationship between a CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption.
WME Global is in talks to handle financing on the film. Graham Roland penned the script.
Berg showed his excitement for the project over Oscar weekend, teasing fans with a photo of him, Rousey and Uwais that suggested something was on the horizon.
“I am a huge fan of what Gareth (Evans) and Iko did on both ‘Raid’ films, and I’m very excited at the possibility of working with Ronda and Iko to create a film in the spirit of this new wave of combat cinema emerging from Indonesia,” Berg said. “Ronda and Iko will be a very unique and powerful team.”
Given her skill as a fighter, Rousey has caught the eye of studio execs when it comes to casting physical female roles. She made her debut last summer in “The Expendables 3″ and can be seen in this year’s “Furious 7″ and “Entourage.” Rousey is also attached to the Warner Bros. adaptation of “The Athena Project,” which could possibly lead to another franchise for the multihyphenate. She also has endorsement deals with Reebok and Buffalo Jeans.
Uwais also looks to be a star on a rise following his breakout performance in “The Raid” and “The Raid 2,” on which he also served as fight choreographer. That performance caught the eye of J.J. Abrams, who later cast him in a significant role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
He is currently attached as a fight choreographer for “The Raid” helmer Gareth Evans’ next film, “Blister.” Uwais is repped by Management 360.
Berg is repped by WME, and Rousey is repped WME and manager and coach Edmond Tarverdyan."
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The United Talent Agency, which represents the actor, said in a statement that his plane stalled upon take off.
“He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely,” the statement said. “He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.”
Christian Fry, of the Santa Monica Airport Association, said: “I would say that this is an absolutely beautifully executed … forced or emergency landing, by an unbelievably well-trained pilot.”