Danger Girl was one of my favorite comicbooks as a teenage boy. I wonder why? It's only a comic book about group of hot girls that can beat the hell out of people. The comic book series was created by J. Scott 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.
Now the comicbook is going to get a feature film adaptation from producer Adrian Askarieh of Relativity Studios. He’s got a bunch of projects lined up such as Kane and Lynch, based on the video game, which starts shooting in August with a cast led by Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx. Then there's his Warner Bros. deal for Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever and the adaptation of the Hack/Slash horror comics.
He recently did an interview with LA Times where he talked about how he plans on developing the film. This movie could easily end up being a very bad film, but after hearing what he has planned, I think this film project has potential to be awesome.
If your not familiar with the comicbook Askarieh does a good job describing it.
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.
Whoa. Is he talking about bring these main character to life on screen in as CGI characters that look real? Avatar used the technology to bring the Na’vi to life, he wants to use it to bring big boobed comicbook women to life. I can’t seem to wrap my brain around what that will actually look like, the comicbook style of these girls, but they look real. This should be interesting.
As far as the tone of the movie 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 really like what I am hearing. The film is very early in the stages of production but they hope to have a big official announcement for it at this years Comic-Con International. I gotta tell ya, I’m really excited for this. I can’t wait to what this is going to end up looking like. If it ends up being everything that Askarieh says it will be, then we may have another great comicbook film adaptation on our hands.
What do you all think?