Last year is was announced that the J. Scott Campbell comic book Danger Girl was going to gloriously get a big screen adaptation. I freakin' loved this comic book, as a teenage boy how could you go wrong with three beautiful woman kicking ass? I even own the action figures.
The comic book series was created by Campbell and Andy Hartnell. The story features a group of busty, scantily-clad secret agents led by a mentor named Deuce. The comic is a spoof of James Bond-style spy/action stories, with the Danger Girls being a send-up of the Bond girls. Unlike the Bond girls, however, the Danger Girls are the stars of the series.
Latino Review reports that "According to tracking boards, Benderspink is out this morning to the town with the rights to Danger Girl." They also reveal that three actresses are attached to the film project, and those actresses are... Milla Jovovich, Kate Beckinsale and Sofia Vergara. That's pretty solid casting if you ask me, and I'd love to see three women in a movie together kicking ass. I was a little surprised by Vergara's name but I think she could work.
There's no word on if Adrian Askarieh is still producing the film but in a previous interview with the LA Times he described the films vision saying,
I would describe it as "Kill Bill" meets "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with the "team" element of "Mission: Impossible." I would say to the uninitiated that the book is a smart, hip, fun and beautifully drawn love letter to the best action/adventure movies of the last 30 years. It is the story of a lost girl who, through this incredibly kick-ass adventure, finds her destiny, comes of age and helps save the world. What’s interesting is that our director, Todd Lincoln, who will also be executive producer on the project, my producing partner on this, Daniel Alter and myself were all independently huge fans of the book. When the opportunity arose to do this together and to work closely with creator J. Scott Campbell, we couldn’t resist because of that “tip of the hat” sensibility the book so effectively embodies. It is truly an iconic property which for a while (before "Watchmen" and "300" were turned into movies) was the best known non-Marvel/DC comic book out there.
He then goes onto discuss the character of the comic and how they plan to portray them on film.
First of all, we are taking these characters very seriously; a kind of "Batman Begins" approach, if you will. Also, Todd has a very interesting aesthetic approach to this project, which will actually inform the tone of the storytelling and the movie as a whole. Without giving too much away, he wants to use the technology similar to that used in "Avatar" to bring Campbell’s characters and world to life and yet, at the same time, have the audience fully recognize and be emotionally invested in the actors playing those characters.
So the question is will they use these actresses in live-action or CGI them up? That would be an interesting take, but with the actresses that they cast I doubt they will go that route, because they wont need to. As far as the tone of the movie goes Askarieh says,
We miss the tone of movies like "Raiders" and "Goldfinger" and also love the ferocity of films such as "Kill Bill" and "300" and even "Kick-Ass," which I have seen and absolutely love. Those movies were all serious and fun at the same time. For the audience, feeling the jeopardy for a character should not be mutually exclusive with having a fun ride with the movie itself. That’s exactly what we want to accomplish with "Danger Girl." And as I said before, Todd’s unique vision for the way he wants to shoot and construct the movie takes all of that to the next level. He envisions a hyper-stylized, hyper-action action film, but with a heart and with characters you care about.
I actually really like the vision that Askarieh has described and I hope they keep some of those elements. Danger Girl has the potential to be such an incredibly badass film, lets hope they do it right.
What do you think of Milla Jovovich, Kate Beckinsale and Sofia Vergara being cast as the main characters in the film?