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Girl Soldier the film Is a Go!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

So several months ago I got an email from a filmmaker named Will Raee.

The email read…

Joshua,

I just picked up some copies of your comic book. I’m directing a film with Uma Thurman about the LRA, Kony, and Child Soldiers. She is playing the lead, a nun. We are doing the film based on the books Stolen Angels, and Girl Soldier. The film is called “Girl Soldier” as well. I just wanted to reach out and say hello. This is obviously very important work, and I would like to talk to you and see if we can pool our resources.

I love your work too by the way. A friend suggested it last week after I told him about the film. Please give me a call or email when you get a chance.

Cheers…

What has followed has been an interesting friendship with Will. So I’m happy to say that recently it was all announced and made official. You can find the official announcement ¬†here.

The interesting thing is that our first story arc of Unknown Soldier is loosely based on the Aboke Girls incident, which I wrote about in depth here. This is also part of the story they’ll be telling in “Girl Soldier”.

I look forward to visiting the set when they’re up and rolling, and I’ll keep reporting on this first feature film about this conflict.