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Which comic gets its next big screen debut? Danger Girl

04.09.2010

Producer Adrian Askarieh has a lot of big projects on his plate. First there's KANE AND LYNCH based on the video game starring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx. Then a deal with Warner Brothers on the movie LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE SOLDIERS OF FOREVER. Lastly, he's got the adaptation of the comic HACK/SLASH moving forward with Relativity, still possibly starring Vanessa Hudgens (at least that's the last I heard from creator Josh Howard).

Now, Askarieh is talking another project, an adaptation of the comic DANGER GIRL. The comic is written by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell. Campbell also illustrates those sexy animated ladies you see at the top of the page. The story is about a group of scantily clad secret agents who are led by a leader by the name of Deuce. Think of a cross between James Bond and CHARLIE'S ANGELS.

Askarieh was asked five questions about the project from the LA Times. I'm going to throw in some of the highlights for you guys. If you want to check out the interview in it's entirety, head on over here.

The first question asked the producer to describe the DANGER GIRL property, "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. Whatís 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. Lincoln is an up and comer who is currently wrapping up filming on THE APPARITION with Ashley Greene.

So, where are they going in terms of tone? "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 Campbellís 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. Everyone wants that BATMAN BEGINS approach. Mix in a little AVATAR technology and you've got a doosey.

Currently they are in the process of checking out possible stars for the film, as well as locations. They also hope to make a big announcement, most likely about casting at this years Comic-Con.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone read Danger Girl? If so, does it seem like they are going a bit far in terms of tone? I haven't read it and I'm going to say yes.
Source: LA Times

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10:59AM on 04/12/2010
"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."

Geez, way to lame-ify it. Niki, I would recommend you read those comics. They're great fun & honestly I known girls that love those comics and they're not comic book readers per say.

I can't see this producer's vision of the film as a good thing. Danger Girl sure as heck did not have a serious tone to it. I have no idea what comics he read.
"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."

Geez, way to lame-ify it. Niki, I would recommend you read those comics. They're great fun & honestly I known girls that love those comics and they're not comic book readers per say.

I can't see this producer's vision of the film as a good thing. Danger Girl sure as heck did not have a serious tone to it. I have no idea what comics he read.
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10:29PM on 04/11/2010
Golden Girls meets House Party 2: The Pajama Jam meets Police Academy with a little bit of Oceans 12 for the team work thing. Wow, I don't think I've ever been more No-Sold on seeing a movie from a producer before in my life.
Golden Girls meets House Party 2: The Pajama Jam meets Police Academy with a little bit of Oceans 12 for the team work thing. Wow, I don't think I've ever been more No-Sold on seeing a movie from a producer before in my life.
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12:26PM on 04/11/2010
Either this guy's crazy enough to make this work OR he's dumb enough to take a Batman Begins approach for a Danger Girl movie.
Either this guy's crazy enough to make this work OR he's dumb enough to take a Batman Begins approach for a Danger Girl movie.
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10:59AM on 04/12/2010
I'm going with door #1
I'm going with door #1
12:47AM on 04/11/2010
Serious and Danger Girl don't mix.

Avatar + Batman Begins + Kill Bill + Mission Impossible = This guy has no fucking idea what he is doing.
Serious and Danger Girl don't mix.

Avatar + Batman Begins + Kill Bill + Mission Impossible = This guy has no fucking idea what he is doing.
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11:15PM on 04/10/2010
Anytime i hear a producer saying "we're gonn put a little AVATAR tech in this" it makes me puke in my mouth a little bit. Just make YOUR movie, make it good, and stop name dropping the tech to prop up your mediocrity.
Anytime i hear a producer saying "we're gonn put a little AVATAR tech in this" it makes me puke in my mouth a little bit. Just make YOUR movie, make it good, and stop name dropping the tech to prop up your mediocrity.
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9:17PM on 04/10/2010
Loved the comic, and if treated right in Hollywood it could be great. J. Scott Campbell needs to get back to drawing comics. He draws some of the best looking women.
Loved the comic, and if treated right in Hollywood it could be great. J. Scott Campbell needs to get back to drawing comics. He draws some of the best looking women.
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7:29PM on 04/10/2010

Danger Girl

Wow, This is a great comic and was a very excellent game for the psone. Hey how about Laura Petty for the title role!!
Wow, This is a great comic and was a very excellent game for the psone. Hey how about Laura Petty for the title role!!
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1:44PM on 04/10/2010
Maybe it's because I have my own set of boobs, but this sounds like a bad idea.

The producer's description translates to:
Chick assassins, who are actually jungle/desert explorers, fight together in a secret agent style team with fancy gadgets. It's going to be super-realistic and serious... but everything will be digitally created.

WHAT?!
Maybe it's because I have my own set of boobs, but this sounds like a bad idea.

The producer's description translates to:
Chick assassins, who are actually jungle/desert explorers, fight together in a secret agent style team with fancy gadgets. It's going to be super-realistic and serious... but everything will be digitally created.

WHAT?!
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9:56AM on 04/10/2010

So...

you're telling me it's KILL BILL meets RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK meets MISSION IMPOSSIBLE with a BATMAN BEGINS approach using AVATAR technology?

That's much better than saying it's THE BIG HIT meets KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL meets MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 with a BATMAN & ROBIN approach using TOMB RAIDER technology.

Despite all of that, the CHARLIE'S ANGELS comparison is what really sold it for me.

I love pitch speak. Can I give them my money now?
you're telling me it's KILL BILL meets RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK meets MISSION IMPOSSIBLE with a BATMAN BEGINS approach using AVATAR technology?

That's much better than saying it's THE BIG HIT meets KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL meets MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 with a BATMAN & ROBIN approach using TOMB RAIDER technology.

Despite all of that, the CHARLIE'S ANGELS comparison is what really sold it for me.

I love pitch speak. Can I give them my money now?
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1:11AM on 04/10/2010

FUN and SEXY!

this could be awesome, J Scott Campbell draws women the best in the comic industry.
His art has so much art and motion to them.

I hope this happens!
this could be awesome, J Scott Campbell draws women the best in the comic industry.
His art has so much art and motion to them.

I hope this happens!
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12:56AM on 04/10/2010
I believe there was going to be a TV series a LONG time ago and Jessica Biel was going to play the lead, Abbey Chase. Would've been cool to see. Maybe she can still play in the movie. Meh?
I believe there was going to be a TV series a LONG time ago and Jessica Biel was going to play the lead, Abbey Chase. Would've been cool to see. Maybe she can still play in the movie. Meh?
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10:36PM on 04/09/2010

Danger Girl

Loved the Comic more of a cross between James Bond, charlies angels and Indiana Jones. Yeah Section 8, i agree with you on your Battle Chasers, aswell as the Connery and campbell parts.
Loved the Comic more of a cross between James Bond, charlies angels and Indiana Jones. Yeah Section 8, i agree with you on your Battle Chasers, aswell as the Connery and campbell parts.
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9:47PM on 04/09/2010

Option the other Cliffhanger titles

Next they should hop on Joe Mad's Battle Chasers, if for the only reason so there would be an actual end to the story. Though I would laugh if the movie cut off after Act 2.

Sadly, Sean Connery and Bruce Campbell are too old to play the parts in the comic that were tailor made for them.
Next they should hop on Joe Mad's Battle Chasers, if for the only reason so there would be an actual end to the story. Though I would laugh if the movie cut off after Act 2.

Sadly, Sean Connery and Bruce Campbell are too old to play the parts in the comic that were tailor made for them.
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10:00PM on 04/09/2010
I'd love to see who has the boobs big enough to play Red Monika.
I'd love to see who has the boobs big enough to play Red Monika.
8:58PM on 04/09/2010

I LOVE DANGER GIRL

Yeah it's exploitive and built for horny guys like me but its a fun read. I've read pretty much every Danger Girl comic available and Hartnell always spins a fun, entertaining yarn.
That said I'm tired of producers "name dropping" the latest success's onto their own projects. That must be the dozen(th) "Batman Begins wannabe comparison" I've read in the past two years. Avatar and Batman Begins!?!? For Danger Girl!?!? Really? A serious approach? Have they read the books!?! The most serious
Yeah it's exploitive and built for horny guys like me but its a fun read. I've read pretty much every Danger Girl comic available and Hartnell always spins a fun, entertaining yarn.
That said I'm tired of producers "name dropping" the latest success's onto their own projects. That must be the dozen(th) "Batman Begins wannabe comparison" I've read in the past two years. Avatar and Batman Begins!?!? For Danger Girl!?!? Really? A serious approach? Have they read the books!?! The most serious they could go is maybe an indiana jones film but that's about it if they plan on staying faithful to the comic. There's so much "popcorn flick" in these comics it's like Michael Bay and Orville Reddenbocker conceived a child who's womb was filled with amniotic fluid made out of butter and cheese.
My complaining aside I'm looking forward to this.
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8:23PM on 04/09/2010
Sounds like the characters from Danger Girl should be the next CAST THIS poll.
Sounds like the characters from Danger Girl should be the next CAST THIS poll.
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8:26PM on 04/09/2010
Hear hear!
Hear hear!
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8:08PM on 04/09/2010

About time!

I've been waiting for someone to turn this series into a movie for YEARS now! Great artist and fun little stories. Can't wait to see what they do with 'em...
I've been waiting for someone to turn this series into a movie for YEARS now! Great artist and fun little stories. Can't wait to see what they do with 'em...
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8:05PM on 04/09/2010
Very seriously? These comics were not about being serious, they were exploitative sexy fun like a pornographic version of Charlie's Angels or something.

You didn't go in to this comic expecting something like Y: The Last Man. You went in for big boobs and action.

Either way, I look forward to news about it. I think they can assemble a real cast of gorgeous women to take on these characters.
Very seriously? These comics were not about being serious, they were exploitative sexy fun like a pornographic version of Charlie's Angels or something.

You didn't go in to this comic expecting something like Y: The Last Man. You went in for big boobs and action.

Either way, I look forward to news about it. I think they can assemble a real cast of gorgeous women to take on these characters.
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