Last night (Thursday, February 4th) DANGER GIRL creator J. Scott Campbell joined the Bigfanboy Livecast for the first time, answered quite a few questions about his comic work, and even delved into a few rarely touched upon areas, such as the long-thought abandoned DANGER GIRL movie. If you recall, there was talk many years ago that Campbell’s comic book creation had been optioned for a big-budget feature film… then CHARLIE’S ANGELS came out, which was needless to say very similar to what a DANGER GIRL movie would have been. Apparently New Line Cinema, who had the DG option at the time, decided after seeing CHARLIE’S ANGELS that they’d drop the idea. Well, it appears now that maybe, just maybe, we could be seeing something with it after all, perhaps sooner than later. During the question and answer portion of the show, when asked about the long lost DANGER GIRL movie, Jeff noted “That interest is sort of peaked again, actually. There’s some movement, and I can’t really go into it at the moment, but there is sort of interest in DANGER GIRL again, I think with a lot of the technology leaps I think they’ve made in the last few years with things like 300, and what they’ve done with WATCHMEN and stuff like that, I think there’s a lot of digital techniques now there’s that have brought again movies… their budgets back down to earth to some degree where they can do these movies that are a little more epic in scale because of these digital tricks they couldn’t do even like 5 years ago, and I think it makes something like DANGER GIRL a property they can reconsider and perhaps even pull off better than they could have 8 years ago, or whenever it was when they originally optioned it.”
Jeff went on to say “We’re actually very excited because there’s movement on DANGER GIRL and even WILDSIDERZ lately that hopefully we’ll be able to announce sometime soon.” However, Campbell made sure to add “You always kind of take those things with a grain of salt though” noting that you don’t want to get too excited, or bank on it. If we hear more we’ll keep you posted. I told Jeff that the way the comic was done perfectly lends itself to becoming a movie, and I for one think a DANGER GIRL movie could be nothing short of incredible.
To hear Jeff’s full interview, and him hanging out for the whole two hours of the Bigfanboy Livecast, CLICK HERE, or right-click to download the MP3. The DANGER GIRL movie talk starts about 15 minutes in.
For more information on J. Scott Campbell check out http://jscottcampbell.com