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Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Creating A Female James Bond

The good news is, we might see a female James Bond-type character soon. The bad news is, it’s going to be a comedy and probably won’t spawn twenty or so films. 

Ok, so a female spy comedy isn’t really bad, and seeing as how it’s being spearheaded by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, I’m pretty hopeful. It’s just, when I hear “female James Bond” I get to imagining some really kick ass things. Anyway, I still think this is a fun concept.

“With ‘The Heat’ hitting the big screen on June 28, director Paul Feig is ramping up development on a female spy movie titled “Susan Cooper” that he hopes will become a franchise for 20th Century Fox,” says TheWrap. “‘Bridesmaids’ director Feig is currently searching for a leading lady to star in ‘Susan Cooper,’ which will be a realistic comedy about a female James Bond, rather than a parody along the lines of ‘Get Smart or ‘Johnny English.’”

They also describe the film as having two leads, much like The Heat, but doesn’t specify if both will be women. What do you think of this idea?

(via TheWrap)

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  • DarthBetty

    I’m having difficult understanding the term realistic comedy, that doesn’t mean Get Smart or Johnny English.
    Maybe Hot Fuzz style? Because yes. I count that because it made me feel things in addition to being crazy hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    Any action-type movie with a female lead is always a good idea in my book. I agree however this would be better news if it wasn’t a comedy.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda like Emma Peel? I guess she was part of a dynamic duo, though…

    I guess it’d be like Kim Possible, still funny, with kick ass spy stuff, but older and not animated?

  • Cookie Treible

    Aisha Tyler. That is my vote

  • Caitlin

    All this “The Doctor should be a woman sometime” press makes me wonder why people haven’t had the same discussion re: James Bond. Maybe they have and I just missed it.
    I look forward to it! I hope they go more the funny Hot Fuzz route than the not-funny, crude one.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I’m just being too sensitive but I’d rather see a female spy movie in the drama or action genre…something that’s taken seriously and isn’t in danger of being called cute. Call me crazy, but what I’d really like to see is after Craig’s films are all finished the next 007 be a woman.

  • The Literary Omnivore

    If it’s a very smart comedy a la the aforementioned Hot Fuzz; a parody doesn’t sound terribly palatable.

  • Drezz

    They need to put out a movie based on “Queen and Country.” Tara Chace would be a great female spy onscreen.

  • LifeLessons

    Do it Feig!

  • Rabid Lemur

    Intriguing at least. I’ll be glad to see what comes of it.

  • Anonymous

    While I’m not really all that interested in ‘The Heat’ as it’s been presented so far, I do love Feig and especially how he’s currently decided to focus on making his movies all about realistic, funny, smart women lately so I think that if anyone could pull this off he could.

    Also it took me forever to put him together with the movie Ski Patrol, which has been a family favorite for ages, but now that I have I just chuckle every time I see/hear about him.

  • Laura Truxillo

    I’m a little tired of Action Chicks always been coldly competent and tough. There’s nothing wrong with them individually (Black Widow), but it’s just that’s almost all we ever get–the Action Chick much be serious to prove that she’s tough enough to be as good as a dude.

    So I am all for this so long as the LADY gets to be goofy too, and not just someone that goofy things happen around.

  • Nick Gaston

    A female Deadpool-type might be interesting…

  • Nick Gaston

    Really…”Susan Cooper”? That’s the best entry-level name they’ve got? “John Carter” wasn’t cautionary enough?

    How about “Valentina Sturmvogel,” or “Catalina Calaveras” or “Wilma Mankiller.” Y’know, SOMETHING.

  • Mark Brown

    “I hate my codename. It makes me sound like a porn star.” –Nancy “Miss Deep” Makuhari, “Read or Die”

  • Anonymous

    How about just inventing an original lady spy instead, they way that the makers of the video game Nobody Lives Forever did?

  • Anonymous

    I can get behind that.