‘True Blood’ Writer Bringing Terry Moore’s ‘Strangers In Paradise’ Comic To The Big Screen | Film News
Another day, another comic book adaptation for Hollywood. No one is complaining when the source material is this good, however. Angela Robinson, writer for True Blood and director of the upcoming Professor Marston and the Wonder Women film, will be teaming up with comics creator Terry Moore to adapt his long-running Strangers In Paradise graphic novel series for the big screen.
Moore’s award-winning series is somewhat of a romantic comedy-of-errors that follows Katchoo, a young woman in love with her best friend, Francine. But when Katchoo meets David, she’s thrown into a love triangle that only gets more complicated when her former employer comes looking for her and the missing $850,000 that the mob wants back.
This is great news, and it’s interesting that Hollywood seems to be beginning to understand that not every comic book adaptation has to be superhero based, and that the medium is arguably more popular than ever with plenty of different kinds of stories being told.
Robinson stated: “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. 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!”.
Before Moore himself went on to add: “Angela and I have known each other for years and I greatly admire her creative vision. 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!”.
Strangers In Paradise was first published in January 1993, and received an Eisner Award for best serialised story in 1996 and a GLAAD Award for best comic book in 2001. The comic has come straight from the heart of Moore, who has written and drawn every single issue of the series from the very beginning.
This is tremendously exciting news for fans of the comic, and it’s great that Moore himself is involved in the adaptation considering the amount of love and work he’s put into the long-running series. Hopefully this news will bring new eyes to his series and the adaptation is a huge success.