It looks like Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise is going to get another at cinematic glory, this time with a buzz worthy director attached.
Deadline reported in September that Moore has partnered with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women director Angela Robinson to bring his magnum opus to the big screen.
“Angela and I have known each other for years and I greatly admire her creative vision.” said Moore. “From day one our common goal was to bring Strangers In Paradise to the screen. It’s a complex story that took years to write and Angela gets it on every level. I can’t wait to get started.”
“I’ve been wanting to adapt Strangers In Paradise for over a decade, since the first time I read it and couldn’t put it down. Terry Moore writes real female characters with such breathtaking sensitivity,” said Robinson. “With Strangers In Paradise he pulls off the nearly impossible — a sexy, stylish crime story with tons of heart. I look forward to our collaboration.”
Strangers in Paradise is one of my favorite comics of all time. It was the best thing to come out of the morass that was comic books in the 1990s. This is how I described the series when I recommended it as a potential Rated R comic book adaptation back in February of 2016:
[Strangers in Paradise] follows a pair of life long friends, Francine and “Katchoo.”
Francine’s self-esteem issues lead her to bad relationships with men. Katchoo wishes Franchine would get into a relationship with her. Enter David, a man who lusts after Katchoo the way Katchoo lusts after Franchine. Unfortunately, David has ties to Katchoo’s former life as a Mata Hari-like prostitute, where she was used to gain information and control over elected officials. When a Senator who was one of Katchoo’s clients turns up dead, her past comes back to haunt her in a big way.
The property was optioned for film once before, but those rights reverted back to Moore. He will be restarting the comic book series in January of 2018.
Via Bleeding Cool.