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Constantin Film, the company behind the Resident Evil movie series, is eyeing a new female-fronted action franchise.
The company has picked up the film rights to Danger Girl, the hit 1990s comic book, and is developing the title with Jeremy Bolt’s Bolt Pictures and Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films to produce films and television shows based on the fan-favorite property.
Created by artist J. Scott Campbell and writer Andy Hartnell, 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 Kasstle on a globe-trotting adventure to locate a series of mystical objects and keep them out of the hands of the evil Hammer Syndicate.
The comic was a blend of Indiana Jones, James Bond and Charlie’s Angels and an instant hit when it debuted in 1998 from Jim Lee’s Wildstorm imprint.
The comic spawned a Sony PlayStation video game and was at one point set up at New Line with Blade director Stephen Norrington attached.
Askarieh, who is a producer of the Hitman action films, has been developing the property of late and brought it to Bolt and Constantin, with whom he recently signed a first-look deal.
Constantin’s Robert Kulzer will produce along with Bolt and Askarieh. Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz will executive produce. Creators Campbell and Hartnell will also executive produce.
Female empowerment will be one of the buzzwords. “Danger Girl is the perfect opportunity to create a team of grounded, relatable and dangerous young female characters but with humor and spectacular action,” said Bolt.
The producers are fielding ideas from writers and filmmakers.
Campbell and Hartnell were repped by Matt Sugarman of Weintraub Tobin in the deal.
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