Film Rights to Strangers in Paradise and Echo Revert to Terry Moore

Terry Moore announced on his blog that the film rights to two of his creations have reverted to him.

In the spirit of the Open Information Act, I realized I should officially announce that the film/TV rights to Echo have come back to me. So the rights to Echo and Strangers In Paradise are both available. They would make a swell holiday present for that special filmmaking sweetie in your life.

While I love the idea of a Strangers in Paradise movie (or how about an eight episode HBO mini-series), I think it would be exceptionally difficult to pull off well.

Echo, on the other hand, seems like a slam-dunk! With elements of science fiction, horor, and more than a touch of government conspiracy/coverup, Echo is just beging to be made into a Hollywood blockbuster.

My shortlist for directors is as follows (along with a couple of films they directed which could influence the flavor of the Echo movie):

Doug Liman – The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Gore Verbinski – the Mexican, The Ring, The Lone Ranger

Ridley Scott – Thelma & Louise, Black Hawk Down

Frank Darabont – Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead

That’s my shortlist. Who is on yours?

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One Response to Film Rights to Strangers in Paradise and Echo Revert to Terry Moore

  1. Jon Streeter says:

    Terry,
    I’m re-reading ECHO, and I’m enjoying it, if anything, even more (“Moore”?) this time. Fabulous art, thrilling plot with science fiction, adventure, romance, and comedy.
    I’m also on volume something or other in STRANGERS IN PARADISE. So THAT’S what all the fuss was about. Great series.
    And…RACHEL RISING, devouring the issues as fast as you can create them. Love this one too.
    You’re one of the best who’s ever been in this business, one of the giants. I’m so glad you got into this line of work and stuck with it. You’ve given the world so much.
    Thank you.

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