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Earlier this week, the Tracking Board interviewed filmmaker Angela Robinson for her upcoming film Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman, and she told us that she would be adapting Terry Moore‘s popular ’90s indie comic series STRANGERS IN PARADISE into a film. This has now been confirmed.
Robinson will be working directly with the Eisner-winning cartoonist to adapt the ninety-issue series which ran in three volumes between 1993 and 2007. Robinson commented to us that it might have to be done as a trilogy to fully capture the breadth and length of Moore’s story.
Moore’s comics followed the relationship between Katina Marie Choovanski, better known as Katchoo, and her best Francine with whom Katchoo is not so secretly in love. Their mutual friend David Qin is also in love with Katchoo, but as this love triangle develops, Katchoo’s former boss comes looking for her and $850,000 in missing mob money.
Robinson’s earlier films include D.E.B.S. and Herbie: Fully Loaded, starring Lindsay Lohan, but her next film, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, will be released by Annapurna Pictures on Oct. 13 following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. Professor Marston is about the titular creator of Wonder Woman, played by Luke Evans, and the two women who inspired the character, his wife, played by Rebecca Hall, and a grad student named Olive they both fell in love with, played by Bella Heathcote.
Robinson has also directed episodes of How to Get Away with Murder, True Blood and The L-Word.
Apparently, Robinson has been wanting to adapt Moore’s signature series, which he self-published through his own Abstract Studios, for over a decade, and the two creators have known each other for many years.
Robinson and Moore are also both repped by WME.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor