Danger Girl Movie In The Works

Hack/Slash producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter are hard at work bringing Cassie Hack to the big screen, but they’ve got their eyes on another comic book property as well — “Danger Girl.”

Speaking with Hero Complex, Askarieh revealed that he and Alter are adapting J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl alongside director Todd Lincoln, who is also attached to direct “Hack/Slash.” According to Askarieh, the trio is working “closely” with Campbell for a film that draws inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s recent overhaul of Gotham City.

“First of all, we are taking these characters very seriously; a kind of Batman Begins approach, if you will,” said the producer.

Askarieh said that Lincoln has “a very interesting aesthetic approach” to “Danger Girl,” with the hopes of using technology similar to James Cameron’s Avatar in order to bring the comic book world to life.

“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,” said Askarieh. “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.”

Created by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell in 1998, the WildStorm series tells the story of a group of female spies that operate under extreme and high-stakes circumstances. Of the various Danger Girls, Askarieh said that leading lady Abbey Chase is his favorite.

“She is that quintessential Joseph Campbell archetype who goes through the ‘hero’s journey’ and comes out on the other side a better, more complete person,” said the producer. “I guess you could say that she finds her ‘first, best destiny,’ to borrow a phrase from Mr. Spock.”

Askarieh said he hopes to have casting and talent announcements prepared in time for this summer’s Comic-Con International.

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