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Interview: Executive Producer Adi Shankar on the Intense Animation & Bold Storytelling of Netflix’s Castlevania Series

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This past summer was a memorable one for fans of Konami's video game franchise Castlevania. In addition to the release of a new four-episode animated series adaptation of the video games on Netflix, the streaming service also renewed the series for an eight-episode second season, and viewers of the show were treated to a story that took an R-rated approach to violence and a bold path with its storytelling. One of the creative forces behind the new series is Adi Shankar (executive producer of films such as Dredd and The Grey) and I had the opportunity to talk with the filmmaker about collaborating with Sam Deats and Warren Ellis, the freedom of working with Netflix, and much more.

Thanks so much for taking some time to talk with me and congratulations on Castlevania. I wrapped up watching the first season and I absolutely loved it.

Adi Shankar: Amazing, amazing.
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Katee Sackhoff Has Not Met With Marvel For A Role Yet

Katee Sackhoff’s name has been thrown around several times over the years when discussing a possible Marvel Studios role, usually in conversations about the long-rumored Ms. Marvel. The fans aren’t the only vocal parties, either, as Joss Whedon recently tweeted a picture of the Battlestar Galactica alum as proof that gender-swapping Thor in the comics could lead to great results. With Ms. Marvel heavily rumored to have a cameo appearance in Whedon’s upcoming Marvel flick Avengers: Age of Ultron, is there a chance that Sackhoff could land the coveted role?

There’s a chance, yes, but according to Sackhoff she hasn’t even met with the studio about it yet. She met with Marvel legend Stan Lee recently, but told Vulture that she has yet to talk to anyone from the “Marvel Studios brain trust.”

She recently dropped a series of Twitter clues though alluding to a secret upcoming role,
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Katee Sackhoff on Playing 'Herself' in 'Longmire'

Katee Sackhoff has been creating confident, commanding and kick-ass women on television for the last decade, and while she loves that Vic Moretti, Longmire's lawwoman, sometimes loses a fight, the inherent strength Sackhoff's become beloved for is ever-present in Vic's DNA as well.

Last week, Longmire's second season premiered to record ratings, and Katee promises that Sunday's all-new episode is sure to keep fans locked in all year long. I caught up with the effortlessly charming actress to talk about the white-hot A&E series, and also get the skinny on bulking up for her role in the new Riddick movie!

ETonline: What was it originally that attracted you to Vic?

Katee Sackhoff: It's funny, everyone I played before Starbuck was the complete opposite, but I always kind of knew that I would be pigeonholed a bit after Battlestar Galactica. I mean, I don't mind because I love those roles, but there is
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ExpendaBelles Spin-Off Gets Writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith

Millennium Entertainment has hired Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde) to write another female version of The Expendables, entitled ExpendaBelles.

We have been reporting lately on Adi Shankar's all-female action project known as the Untitled Adi Shankar Project, which has Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff attached to star. This Millennium Entertainment project is seeking female action legends to make up their cast, instead of younger stars. The studio is said to be compiling their list of action stars, but don't plan on making any formal offers until the script is completed.

Avi Lerner and Mark Gill will produce for Millennium, along with Eclectic Pictures' Heidi Jo Markel, Summertime Entertainment's Julie Kroll, and Boaz Davidson. Trevor Short will serve as executive producer.

It isn't known when production will begin, although look for the Untitled Adi Shankar Project to start shooting first, since that project seems much further along in the development process.
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'Battlestar Galactica' Star Katee Sackhoff Joins All-Female Riff On 'The Expendables' With Gina Carano

So that all-female style "The Expendables" is actually becoming a thing. Last month, Gina Carano was the first name on board the movie, and now another actress has joined her, bringing some geek cred to the production. Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace from "Battlestar Galactica" -- known on her driver's license as Katee Sackhoff -- has come aboard the still untitled movie. Details about the movie are still being kept tightly guarded, and all we know is that Dutch Southern is writing the script. But Adi Shankar of production company 1984 Private Defense Contractors is certainly excited about the whole thing saying, "If you spend five minutes with Katee it becomes blatantly obvious that she would pwn most male action stars." Yes, he used the word pwn. Still no word yet on when exactly this will roll, but the continued buzz around the movie is that "several prominent actresses affiliated with the action genre" are.
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Katee Sackhoff cast in Female The Expendables Film

Katee Sackhoff cast in female The Expendables. The casting of Katee Sackhoff in a female The Expendables film - produced by Adi Shankar and written by Dutch Southern - fills out the cast with one more actress previously seen in action roles (Battlestar Galactica, 24, Longmire). “‘The Female Expendables.’…project…will be produced by Adi Shankar‘s company 1984 [...]

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Katee Sackhoff Boards Female Expendables Project

Katee Sackhoff Boards Female Expendables Project
Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff has joined the cast of the all-female version of The Expendables, currently known as the Untitled Adi Shankar Project. We reported last month that Haywire's Gina Carano signed on.

We first reported on this project in August, when producer Adi Shankar announced his plans for this female-driven action ensemble. Dutch Southern is writing the screenplay, although no specific story details have been revealed. Here is what Adi Shankar had to say about the new casting addition.

"If you spend five minutes with Katee it becomes blatantly obvious that she would pwn (sic) most male action stars."

Adi Shankar will produce and fully finance this feature under his 1984 Private Defense Contractors company. It isn't known when production is slated to begin.

Untitled Adi Shankar Project is in development and stars Gina Carano, Katee Sackhoff.
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Gina Carano cast in Female The Expendables Film

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Gina Carano cast in female The Expendables. The casting of Gina Carano in a female The Expendables film - produced by Adi Shankar and written by Dutch Southern - answers the question of whether or not the new action heroine would appear in the proposed film. “‘The Female Expendables.’…project…will be produced by Adi Shankar‘s company [...]

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Haywire Hottie Gina Carano Set for All Female Version of The Expendables

Guaranteed to kick your ass and break your heart the sexy all round bad-ass actress Gina Carano (below) has signed on for the new action-packed yet still 'Untitled Adi Shankar Project'. The 30-year old former 'American Gladiators' star who really came to life in Steven Soderbergh's recent 'Haywire' and is shooting her role on the upcoming 'The Fast and the Furious 6' has joined the untitled project being described as an all female action flick in the vein of 'The Expendable'. The script is being penned by Dutch Southern and will be produced by Shankar's 1984 Private Defense Contractors whilst the hunt will now be on to find more kick-ass beauties in equal measure. Check out what Shankar had to say about Miss Carano below....
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Gina Carano Joins Female Expendables Project

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Gina Carano Joins Female Expendables Project
Haywire star Gina Carano has become attached to an all-female version of The Expendables, currently known as the Untitled Adi Shankar Project.

We first reported on this project last month, with Adi Shankar producing and financing through his 1984 Private Defense Contractors company. Here's what he had to say about bringing the actress on board.

"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."

Little is known about the story, except that it will feature an all-female cast and is inspired by The Expendables franchise. No production schedule was released at this time.

Gina Carano will next be seen in The Fast and the Furious 6, alongside Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson.

Untitled Adi Shankar Project is in development and stars Gina Carano.
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