Jeff Wadlow has signed on to direct ‘Danger Girl’ for Constantin Films. The existing script for the movie based on the 1990s “bad girl” comic book, was penned by Umair Aleem, but Wadlow is expected to re-write it. Jeremy Bolt’s Bolt Pictures and Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films are producing and the property is also being eyed to potentially be turned into a TV series.
‘Danger Girl’ was the brainchild of artist J. Scott Campbell and writer Andy Hartnell, who will both be executive producers of the film, which was originally published by Image comics, as part of Jim Lee’s Wildstorm imprint. The book is described as a mix of ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘James Bond’, and ‘Charlie’s Angels’, and focused on a trio of female adventurers, Abbey Chase, Sydney Savage, and Natalia Kassle. (Kassle turned out to be a traitor and was replaced by Sydney’s sister Sonya.) They mainly found themselves battling the neo-Nazi Hammer Empire.
The ‘Danger Girl’ comic was first published in 1998 and was a hit when it first arrived. The characters went on to appear in numerous miniseries and one-shots, even teaming up with GI Joe, Batman, and Ash from the ‘Amry of Darkness’ franchise. But the real star of the books was Campbell’s pin-up style artwork, but as he contributed less and less, the brand’s visibility diminished.
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Wadlow is now filming ‘Fantasy Island’ for Blumhouse. His last picture, the horror flick ‘Truth or Dare’ was also for Blumhouse. Both films starred Lucy Hale. ‘Fantasy Island’ based on the popular 1970s-80s TV series also stars Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Michael Rooker, and Jimmy O. Yang. ‘Fantasy Island’ is due in theaters next year, on February 28. Previously, Wadlow directed another comic book adaptation, ‘Kick-Ass 2’ as well as the Netflix action-comedy ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ starring Kevin James. Wadlow was attached to helm an ‘X-Force’ movie for 20th Century Fox, but with that company absorbed by Disney, that project appears to have been scrapped.
Check back for updates as ‘Danger Girl’ gets closer to production.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter