Comic Book movies are all the rage, and there will be a time when every property has been adapted in some form, whether it be TV or movies, animated or live action. While DC and Marvel are the big two, there are a ton of great comics from smaller companies ripe for adaptation. Danger Girl from Jim Lee’s own imprint Wildstorm was an instant hit when it debuted in the 1990s. Now, it is getting a big screen adaptation from Truth Or Dare director Jeff Wadlow.
The Hollywood Reporter has a quick synopsis of Danger Girl for those unfamiliar.
Danger Girl follows the adventures of Abbey Chase, an adventurer who was reluctantly recruited into a secret organization. Chase is then paired with operatives Sydney Savage and Natalia Kassle on a globe-trotting adventure to locate a series of mystical objects and keep them out of the hands of the evil Hammer Syndicate.
It was branded a story that was a combination of Indiana Jones and Charlie’s Angels. Umair Aleem wrote the script, and Wadlow will do a pass at it as well. Wadlow is no stranger to comic book adaptations, having directed Kick-Ass 2. Right now, Wadlow is directing Fantasy Island for Blumhouse.
Nothing against Wadlow personally, but I’d be remiss to ask how hard they looked for a director. A team of female superheroes would probably thrive under a female director. Not that they won’t thrive under Wadlow, but woman are not afforded the same opportunities as men in that field. Someone like Rachel Talalay, Lexi Alexander, Victoria Mahoney, or Ava DuVernay (even though she is busy developing New Gods) would be perfect for this.
I could see someone like Hailee Steinfeld, Harley Quinn Smith (daughter of Kevin Smith), or Maisie Williams being involved with this.
But there is no word on a release date or cast yet. We will be sure to keep you updated.