Wednesday, May 09, 2018

'Harley Quinn' and the "Birds Of Prey"

"Suicide Squad" actress Margot Robbie, ready to reprise her role as DC Comics' 'Harley Quinn' in Warners R-rated "Birds of Prey" feature, directed by Cathy Yan ("Dead Pigs") from a screenplay by Christina Hodson ("Batgirl"), has now confirmed the hard edge of her upcoming 'girl gang' comic book movie:

"I pitched the idea of an 'R-rated' girl gang film including 'Harley', because I was like, 'Harley needs friends' Harley loves interacting with people, so don't ever make her do a standalone film," said Robbie.

"She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn't seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space...

"And then of course having a female director to tell that story. And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff. 

"They always get ‘Here’s the tiny little film’… I was like, ‘I love action. 

"I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing’?” So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. 

"But at the end of the day — male, female — the best director gets the job and Cathy was the best director."

Robbie's LuckyChap will produce with Sue Kroll, Kroll & Co Entertainment and Bryan Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures.

Premise of "Birds of Prey", originated as a partnership between 'Black Canary' and 'Barbara Gordon', who adopted the codename 'Oracle'. The premise has since expanded to include additional crime-fighting costumed vigilantes based in 'Gotham City'.

Harley Quinn (Mia Sara) also appeared in the TV series "Birds of Prey".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Birds of Prey"...