THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Reboot In The Works At Fox

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Reboot In The Works At Fox

Alan Moore's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic is awesome, the 2003 Sean Connery movie based on it... isn't. But it seems 20th Century Fox now plans on trying to right the wrongs of that cinematic atrocity with a big-screen reboot. More details after the jump...

By MarkCassidy - May 27, 2015 05:05 AM EST
Source: Variety

Alan Moore will be delighted! After one disastrous movie and a TV series attempt back in 2013, Fox is having another crack at the notoriously grouchy writer's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. According to Variety (confirming a report from The Tracking Board), the studio is planning another big-screen outing for Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, Dr. Jekyll and the rest of the motley crew of Victorian-era literary icons.

There are three full volumes of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and several accompanying miniseries too, so Fox will have plenty to mine from. The later stories saw the introduction of characters as diverse as Sherlock Holmes, Mary Poppins, and even a demonic incarnation of Harry Potter.

John Davis is producing through his Davis Entertainment banner, with Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly overseeing production of the reboot.
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UltimaRex
UltimaRex - 5/27/2015, 5:58 AM
Ha Ha Ha.
UltimaRex
UltimaRex - 5/27/2015, 5:59 AM
*giggle*

*snort*
UltimaRex
UltimaRex - 5/27/2015, 5:59 AM
Ha Ha Ha...
TheGambitFreak
TheGambitFreak - 5/27/2015, 5:59 AM
I don't see the point.
SigmaCenturion
SigmaCenturion - 5/27/2015, 6:03 AM
But we already have Penny Dreadful lol.
MonsterSquad35
MonsterSquad35 - 5/27/2015, 6:04 AM
DAMN
DAMN - 5/27/2015, 6:05 AM
how because last time i checked they were owned by dc comics
SuperCat
SuperCat - 5/27/2015, 6:07 AM
Will it be as sh*tty as the first one???

ManThing
ManThing - 5/27/2015, 6:08 AM
GOOD! A little more of a serious take would certainly be welcome.
TheNameIsBetty
TheNameIsBetty - 5/27/2015, 6:08 AM
Am I the only person on the planet that loved that movie?
Beaner8127
Beaner8127 - 5/27/2015, 6:10 AM
Penny Dreadful is doing it better
BlkThunderGod
BlkThunderGod - 5/27/2015, 6:13 AM
@Chrisstuffer I thought it was good too
Never read the comics.
FrankGarret
FrankGarret - 5/27/2015, 6:14 AM
The movie got me interested in comics.

Fox is a better studio right now than it was in 2003, so I'm for it. Moore's reaction is an inevitable bonus.
KrazyForKomix
KrazyForKomix - 5/27/2015, 6:22 AM
Let's hope they (and we all) have learned our lesson – stick to the source material.
KrazyForKomix
KrazyForKomix - 5/27/2015, 6:24 AM
Disclaimer for those who don't understand on purpose.

This DOES NOT mean it has to follow the source material shot for shot. I didn't think that had to be said. Who'd be stupid enough to think that after all.
Effusion
Effusion - 5/27/2015, 6:29 AM
I'm ok with this reboot.
whatevillurks
whatevillurks - 5/27/2015, 6:35 AM
Follow the blasted comic and it should be fine. Its a group of alpha males that a woman has to mold into a team.
Maculis
Maculis - 5/27/2015, 6:39 AM
YES!!! I liked the first one...just thought it needed a sequel to really gain it's footing. But a reboot will do.
Lem1
Lem1 - 5/27/2015, 6:41 AM
@Christuffer
-No, sir, you are not. I am a huge fan of the graphic novel but what made me a fan was knowing the characters were from recognizable and well-known pieces of classic fiction, and the film obviously did the same. I merely felt it was less than awesome to make Mina a full-on vampire, Quartermain the leader instead of her, and the voodoo dude raising him in the end seemed unnecessary. -And I am SO glad the film wasn't as gruesome as the comic. But I look forward to this new incarnation.
Lem1
Lem1 - 5/27/2015, 6:42 AM
@whatevillurks
-that is a very good way of putting it!
Mysterion
Mysterion - 5/27/2015, 6:43 AM
Ahhh yes the movie that made Sean Connery quit Hollywood.
TheNameIsBetty
TheNameIsBetty - 5/27/2015, 6:54 AM
@Lem1 -

At the time the movie came out, I hadn't read the book yet, but I was quite inspired by it. It made me want to read the actual books that these characters came from (The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Dracula, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, etc). I still have my original DVD copy too. I don't know, I liked it a lot, but maybe that was because I didn't read the graphic novel first.
sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 5/27/2015, 6:54 AM
This movie had its flaws, but there were elements about it that I liked. I think Fox should leave it alone until they find someone who can properly develop the movie.
Spartan
Spartan - 5/27/2015, 7:06 AM
Yeah, I really liked this movie as well. Connery was good as Quartermain it's too bad he had such an awful experience making it.
The Nautilus and Nemo car were well designed as was Nemos depiction. I'm not sure many people are aware that the source material depicted Nemo as Indian, hence the Khali elephant motifs. Tom Sawyer wasn't in the graphic novel but was a brilliant addition as was his friendship with Quartermain.
The movie gets a bum rap.
beto
beto - 5/27/2015, 7:08 AM
Cool! if only they were to fight Universal's Siniester Six of Monsters
pigvalley
pigvalley - 5/27/2015, 7:08 AM
The first attempt stands as one of the worst films of all time. Not just in CBM terms. The way to do this, is respect the audience and make the comic book. It's easily done.
MisterHolmes
MisterHolmes - 5/27/2015, 7:09 AM
pigvalley
pigvalley - 5/27/2015, 7:11 AM
To like LXG (ugh) is to be utterly undiscerning and the reason Hollywood churns out so many stinkers. No offence.
MisterHolmes
MisterHolmes - 5/27/2015, 7:11 AM
i did enjoy the original a bit, im not to upset about a reboot, but God damn im getting sick of reboots
MercwithMouth
MercwithMouth - 5/27/2015, 7:14 AM
I flat out loved the Sean Connery movie. When I first saw it, I didn't even know the graphic novel existed. I just assumed they had taken some great literary characters (especially Dorian Grey) and made a cool ass movie. The only thing I didn't like was the Phantom. James Moriarty is an amazing character, and I thought the Phantom persona was beneath the character.

But I'm all for a reboot. These are legendary characters that never get stale.
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 5/27/2015, 7:17 AM
Am I the only one that actually enjoyed the 2003 film? I think huge comic fans may have been more let down. But honestly it wasn't that bad. Loved Dr.Jykell.
CherryBomb
CherryBomb - 5/27/2015, 7:18 AM
Peta Wilson as Mina was the highlight.
Flawless casting and i loved that they made her into a kick-ass vampire.
CherryBomb
CherryBomb - 5/27/2015, 7:20 AM
Keira Knightley for Mina

dnno1
dnno1 - 5/27/2015, 7:26 AM
I think the problem with LXG is that, even though they are comprised of literary icons, they lack the exposure to contemporary audiences, who are much younger and have more interests in what they see on TV and on social media. They need to give the group more exposure and brand awareness before attempting another film.
beto
beto - 5/27/2015, 7:32 AM
Alan Quatermain - Jeremy Irons
Mina Haker -Emily Blunt
Dr Jekill - Ewan McGregor
Nemo - Ben Kingsley
Dorian Grey - Benedict Cucumberbatch
Tom Sawyer - Jake Abel
Invisible Man - Simon Pegg
Bad Guy - Hugh Laurie or Christian Bale

Also Add the following

Ebenezer Scrouge - Gary Oldman
Long John Silver - Gerard Butler
Faust - Christoph Waltz
Mephistopheles - Ralph Fiennes or Billy NIghty
Elizabeth Bennet - Keira Knightley
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