Todd Lincoln Helming a Danger Girl Adaptation at Relativity
by Alex Billington
April 9, 2010
You can add this to the ever-growing pile of comic book adaptations in the works. Hero Complex has a new interview/announcement today revealing that director Todd Lincoln (who's feature debut is an upcoming horror film called The Apparition) will be helming an adaptation of J. Scott Campbell's popular comic series Danger Girl published by Wildstorm. The film is currently in the works at Relativity Media with producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter, but not too far along. "We are just getting into it. Our collective hope is to have a big announcement in time for this year’s Comic-Con." Well okay, but what can he tell us about this?
"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… 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."
That's a helluva pitch and that's probably how/why this got setup so quickly at Relativity, but now where do they go. They're still in the early development stages, but I'd really like to see a badass female superhero on the big screen sometime soon (and I'm not talking about more Lara Croft). As for Lincoln's plans as director, Askarieh says: "His approach, in both the look and the tone for Danger Girl, is what I call the anti-Charlie's Angels and feels more like next-step progression from what I hear Zack Snyder is doing with Sucker Punch, visually speaking." More name dropping, but I'm definitely interested and can't wait to hear more.
If you're a Danger Girl fan, then head on over to Hero Complex to read the full interview with Askarieh, who talks a bit more about their ideas for this adaptation. Is anyone a fan of this comic book series at all?