Terry Moore and filmmaker Angela Robinson are partnering to adapt Mooreâ€™s long-runningÂ graphic novelÂ Strangers In ParadiseÂ for film. The comic followsÂ Katchoo,Â a beautiful young woman living a quiet life with everything going for her. Sheâ€™s smart, independent and very much in love with her best friend, Francine. ThenÂ KatchooÂ meets David, a gentle but persistent young man determined to winÂ Katchooâ€™sÂ heart. The resulting love triangle is a touching comedy of romantic errors untilÂ Katchooâ€™sÂ former employer comes looking for her and $850,000 in missing mob money. As her idyllic life begins to fall apart,Â KatchooÂ discovers no one can be trusted and that the past she thought she left behind now threatens to destroy her and everything she loves, including Francine.
â€œAngela and I have known each other for years and I greatly admire her creative vision.â€ said Moore. â€œFrom day one our common goal was to bringÂ Strangers In ParadiseÂ to the screen. Itâ€™s a complex story that took years to write and Angela gets it on every level. I canâ€™t wait to get started.â€
Robinsonâ€™s Professor Marston And The Wonder Woman, an origin story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired the character, stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote and is premieringÂ at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which Robinson wrote and directed, will be released by Annapurna onÂ October 13.
â€œIâ€™ve been wanting to adaptÂ Strangers In ParadiseÂ for over a decade, since the first time I read it and couldnâ€™t put it down. Terry Moore writes real female characters with such breathtaking sensitivity,â€ said Robinson. â€œWithÂ Strangers InÂ ParadiseÂ he pulls off the nearly impossible â€” a sexy, stylish crime story with tons of heart. I look forward to our collaboration.â€
Moore is the Eisner Award-winning creator of theÂ Strangers in ParadiseÂ series. His horror seriesÂ Rachel RisingÂ was nominated for aÂ 2012 Bram Stoker Award in the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category by the Horror Writers Association.
Robinson and Moore are both represented by WME.