io9 announced Friday that author Kelly Thompson’s book The Girl Who Would Be King will be turned into a movie via Logan Pictures. The book takes on an interesting twist of the superhero mythos about two young women with super powers – Bonnie and Lola – and was more than successful in its Kickstarter campaign in 2012 (at least two of the WWAC staff including myself have funded it!).
Thompson discusses the gorgeous art by Stephanie Hans, trying to get the book publish through traditional avenues before approaching Kickstarter and the reason for teaming up with Logan Pictures.
Logan was the right fit for a lot of reasons. I liked them right off, and their vision for the book. I also liked that they weren’t a huge studio. It’s super flattering if a major studio is interested of course, but I worried that a small book like TGWWBK and one that was a little risky (lots of violence, female superheroes) might get lost among hundreds of other interesting and perhaps less complicated projects they had in the hopper. I felt confident in talking to Nick Moceri at Logan that they were genuinely passionate about the project, that we shared the same goals and vision, and that it would be a high priority for them. All of that has remained true and I feel very lucky that they’re my partners in this adventure.
It’s nice to have a different take of the superhero genre among the Marvel/DC comic book films and one starring two ladies. I’m excited to see this on the big screen.