After reading that headline, fans of J. Scott Campbell’s comic books series “Danger Girl” might have had their heads explode. And even people who don’t know what “Danger Girl” is are most likely now intrigued. Say what you will about the Underworld and Resident Evil series; they’re not great, but they managed to cast leading ladies so appealing that they just keep making money and getting more sequels produced anyways. And now this new action adventure tale looks to take both of those leads, Kate Beckinsale and Milla Jovovich, and have them running around in skin tight outfits together. Plus they’re going to throw in Modern Family’s buxom and charismatic Sofia Vergara for good measure. I’ve maybe never heard better news in my entire life. Does that sound misogynistic? Who cares… hot ladies shooting guns and doing high kicks! Yeah!
For the uninitiated, Danger Girl takes the James Bond concept and turns it on its head. We still get the sultry Bond girls, but this time they are the secret operatives kicking all of the ass. Danger Girl Freelance Operations Limited is kind of like the A-Team, but with hot chicks instead of grizzly old dudes and a black guy with a Mohawk. They often run afoul of a group of neo-Nazis called the Hammer Empire, and there’s even an Indiana Jones type mystical relic hunting aspect to their ongoing adventures. Basically, Danger Girl has everything.
I would imagine that the three roles these ladies are going to be cast in will be those of the three main protagonists of the book’s first story arc. You have Natalia Kassle, the hard assed Russian who works as the Danger Girl field leader. I kind of see Beckinsale taking this role. There’s Sydney Savage the curvaceous, flirty wild card of the group. Clearly, this is the spot for Vergara to fill. And then there’s Abbey Chase, the new recruit who has been making her living as a treasure hunter up to this point. If I had to put money down, I would say that this is the role for Jovovich. All of this gabbing about casting is just me talking out of my butt though, so take it with a whole shaker of salt.
Reportedly Benderspink has put this package together and they’re shopping the rights around to major studios as we speak. With this source material and this cast already attached, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before somebody makes a move on it. You know, unless this whole thing is just some sort of vicious, manipulative rumor somebody came up with to break my heart. [Latino Review]