Frank Beddor’s route to best sellerdom has been circuitous. But circuitous routes are nothing new to this former World Champion freestyle skier. A sport from which he retired in 1983 to pursue a career in show business. First as a stunt man doubling John Cusack in Better Off Dead, then an actor and finally a producer. He is probably best known for producing the hit Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller vehicle There’s Something About Mary.
This success gave Beddor the chance to indulge his passion for writing. He spent several years writing the Looking Glass Wars trilogy, a unique take on Alice in Wonderland. It became a hit in both the UK and US, spending 21 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. It has also inspired the Eisner nominated graphic novel series Hatter M based on the series’ blade-wielding analog for the Mad Hatter.
There have been six Hatter M original graphic novels published to date: Far from Wonder, Mad with Wonder, Nature of Wonder, Zen of Wonder, Love of Wonder, and Seeking Wonder.
Beddor hasn’t given up on his career as a film producer. He’s currently in preproduction on The Juliet for Warner Brothers. A near future science fiction tale based on the classic story “Fondly Fahrenheit” by Alfred Bester. Beddor will be partnering on the project with producers Chuck Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy) and Alex Gartner of Atlas Entertainment. Also in development is an adaptation of the classic board game Monopoly, with Ridley Scott attached to direct.