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Published On: Sat, May 30th, 2015

Fox to reboot ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’

The_league_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen_movieThe League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was one of big failures of adapting popular Alan Moore comic books to film, so the studios are primed to try again. A new report has Fox moving ahead on a new League film with Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde.

Fox has shifted priorities from making a TV series based on the comics to creating a The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot movie.

Variety reports that John Davis and Davis Entertainment are producing, with Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly overseeing the remake at Fox.

This new film is once again based on Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s comics and since no writer has been revealed, so this could still be in pretty early stages.

The 2003 film failed miserably at the box office with Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsand, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, Richard Roxburgh and Max Ryan starring.

If you’re not familiar with Moore and O’Neill’s original comics, here’s a brief Amazon review:

It’s 1898 and at the behest of M, the mysterious head of the secret Service, Campion Bond is dispatched to procure the services of Miss Mina Murray (nee Harker), adventurer Allan Quartermain, “Science-Pirate” Captain Nemo, Henry Jekyll (and his monstrous alter ego) and Hawley Griffin (a.k.a. the Invisible Man). Together, they must combat an insidious threat that will decide supremacy of the London skies, but their success may unleash a far greater threat. With no shortage of action, Moore and O’ Neill sustain a high level of suspense, intrigue, mystery and terrific wit that all contribute to an indispensable read. O’Neill’s art, so memorable in Marshal Law, produces a London filled with vivid, magnificent architecture and a malevolent atmosphere ripe with thrills and danger. An unmitigated triumph–pure and simple.

 

 

 

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