Danger Girl, described as a priority production for the Munich-based Constantin Film, will adapt the namesake comic book series co-created by fan-favorite artist J. Scott Campbell (Gen 13) and writer Andy Hartnell and published since 2012 by IDW Publishing of San Diego. The Danger Girl series celebrated its 20th anniversary last year and is known for high-velocity action, winking humor, and its scantily clad squad of super-spy protagonists.
The long-enduring comic book brand follows the adventures of lead character Abbey Chase, who is reluctantly recruited into an all-female secret organization.
The daring Chase finds herself teamed with a trio of elite operatives — Sydney Savage, Natalia Kasstle, and “Silicon” Valerie — and dispatched on a globe-trotting adventure to find and secure a series of objects with destructive power coveted by the evil neo-nazi collective called the Hammer Syndicate.
Chase is described in the comics as a world-class marksman, a language savant, a formidable scholar of world history, and a heart-stopping beauty. The overall tone over the years has ranged somewhere between the big-screen versions of Charlie’s Angels and Tomb Raider.
In its two decades of publishing, the Danger Girl series has mounted notable crossover adventures teaming Abbey Chase with Batman, G.I. Joe and Ash of Army of Darkness. The brand has made a variety of stops among publishers, too, starting at Wildstorm Productions in 1998 under the Cliffhanger Imprint, which Campbell launched with fellow artists Joe Madureira and Humberto Ramos.
The comic book series Danger Girl was also adapted as a video game in 2000.
For the big-screen version now in the works, Umair Aleem was brought in to write the script adapting the comics to live-action. Wadlow, who has superhero experience after writing and directing Universal’s Kick Ass 2 (2013), will do rewrite work. Wadlow also is a writer on Bloodshot, Sony’s upcoming sci-fi action film starring Vin Diesel and based on the Valiant Comics property. )
Wadlow’s other directorial credit include last year’s Truth or Dare from Blumhouse and Never Back Down, the 2008 martial arts tale about an underground fight club operating at an Orlando high school.
The producers of Danger Girl are Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film, Jeremy Bolt of JB Pictures, and Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe Films. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz is executive producer, along with J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell
Wadlow was repped on the deal by Artists First, UTA, and attorney David Matlof.
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