Comic-Con: ‘Outlander’s Decades In The Making & New Trailer (Video)

“People have been trying to make a feature film of (my novel) Outlander for the last 20 years. I said to (executive producer) Ron Moore that I have seen scripts that made me turn white and burst into flames,” said author Diana Gabaldon about her 1991 book which tells the romantic story of a 1945 combat nurse Claire Randall, who is time warped back to 1743 and marries a dashing Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser.

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At Starz‘s Comic-Con panel, Moore, Gabaldon and the cast recounted how the bestselling international novel finally saw its way to a visual medium. They also introduced a new trailer:

WIRED Cafe @ Comic Con - Day 2When Battlestar Galactica was winding down, EP Moore was discussing with wife Terry and his producing partner Maril Davis what their next project would be, and the two brought Outlander to his attention over dinner.

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“They got all excited, but I kept drinking and eating.  I was taken with it ultimately. It was a page turner and I wanted to see what happened next. I liked the character of Claire and its attention to history.  I saw this novel as a TV series.” (more…)

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