As more and more comic book properties make their way to the big and small screen, they are simply going to have to make room for one crazy heroine. Insane Jane, based off the cult comic book from Bluewater/StormFront Productions is currently in development and has Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse alum Miracle Laurie attached as the eponymous Jane.
The story of a deluded, yet-well-meaning heroine who believes she has super powers is being developed as a television series produced by Bohemia Group Originals and Miracle Laurie. Screenwriter Tracy Morse has also signed on for the project.
The character made her debut in 2010 and added a unique take to the pantheon of superhero literature. She is described by original writer Zachary Hunchar: Take youthful energy. Add in some over-active imagination. Mix in some powdered donuts. Sprinkle it with delusional disorder and you get … Insane Jane! She’s the kookiest action hero of the 21st century.
The production has not yet secured a distribution deal, but anticipates several suitors given the original concept and the high quality of the content. The production is set to go before the camera later this year.
According to the producers, one of the challenges is featuring a character with severe schizophrenia. There are great opportunities to provide commentary on how we treat and perceive people battling mental health issues. Even though the material is often done tongue in cheek or for comedic effect, the central principle is that Jane, despite her challenges, is not the joke.
StormFront Productions (formerly Bluewater Productions) also has film projects developing with Universal Studios and Paramount Picture and other studios for their titles Nanny & Hank, Legend of Isis, 10th Muse, and Sinbad Rogue of Mars.