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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: A new version of Alan Moore's comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is on its way. The series features well-known, Victorian Era fictional characters like Captain Nemo, Dorian Gray, and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde as they team up to fight an evil foe; Sean Connery starred in a movie version (above) back in 2003. [The Tracking Board] CHiPs: Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil) is in negotiations to play a villain in the big-screen version of CHiPs. The TV show ran from 1977 to 1983, revolving around two California Highway Patrol motor officers. The movie will star Dax Shephard, who co-wrote the screenplay and will direct, and Michael Pena; they will take on a gang of auto thieves, led by the villain...
- Peter Martin
2003 was a rough year for comic books fans. No less than four properties were adapted for film and every last one of them was awful. It was the year of “Hulk,” “Daredevil,” “X-Men 2” (arguably the best of the bunch), and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Before the days of Marvel’s shared universes of DC’s gritty Nolan trilogy, comic book movies were little more than pulp to churn out to the masses for a quick buck at the expense of narrative structure. Basically superhero flicks were the Transformers franchise of the early aughts. But in true comic book fashion, each and every one of those films has been retconned and replaced with something better and arguably more complex. Everything but “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Until now. According to Tracking Board, Fox is giving it the old college try to resurrect Alan Moore’s critically-acclaimed comic book series. Details »
- Donna Dickens
It's a no-brainer why a big screen adaptation of Alan Moore's "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" looks so attractive, particularly in this era of shared universe/sequel/spinoff franchise moviemaking. Teaming up Allan Quatermain, The Invisible Man, Dr Jekyll, Captain Nemo, and Mina Harker to battle against a common foe, you can see the set pieces in your mind and smell the box office dollars. Well, at least Fox thought they did. Back in 2003, 'League' was a notorious failure, and a troubled production that would mark Sean Connery's last appearance on camera, and pretty much the end of director Stephen Norrington's career (he's only had two credits since, and they were over a decade ago, doing effects work on "Exorcist: The Beginning" and "Feast"). But if at first you don't succeed.... Read More: The 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters Ever That's right, Fox is dusting off Moore's 'League' and giving it the reboot. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first volume of the original work is set in a steampunk Victorian London where literary characters are real. In the story Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man and Dr. Jekyll team up to stop a war between two tyrannical villains (James Moriarty, Fu Manchu) for control of London.
The work was previously and very loosely adapted in 2003 into a feature that proved to be Sean Connery's final appearance in a live-action film. The hope was the film would launch a franchise, but reviews were bad and the film pulled in only $180 million worldwide.
An attempt was made to adapt the property into a TV series in 2013, but the show was not ordered to series. John Davis is on board »
- Garth Franklin
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a drag of a movie, especially as it was the live-action swan song for Sean Connery. Just because that film was a stinker, however, doesn’t mean that the Alan Moore-written comic series, featuring Victorian-era pulp and sci-fi characters such as Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde, isn’t […]
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- Russ Fischer
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. »
When 20th Century Fox released "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" in 2002, the goal was to launch a new big-budget franchise. But after spending $78 million on the film, it only grossed $179 million worldwide with a disappointing $66 million earned in Us. While the movie was considered a failure (it was also Sean Connery's last film role), Fox has announced that it will reboot the project in hopes of getting it right this time. John Davis (Chronicle) is producing. A director has yet to be hired. The original film was based on a comic book series by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, and features such literature characters as Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Mina Harker of Dracula. »
Released in 2003, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, based on writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neil’s comic book of the same name, is a bit of a mess, and is probably more famous for being Sean Connery’s last movie (live action at the very least. He did lend his voice to 2012’s animated Sir Billi), and the beginning of Moore’s incredibly frosty relationship with Hollywood (all of the movies based on his work, from Watchmen to V For Vendetta, he has refused to accept money for). But considering the current comic book and superhero trend at the moment, 20th Century Fox and Chronicle and Predators producer John Davis, according to Variety, are having another crack at the ambitious and incredibly rich literary melting pot, with an eye towards building a new franchise. Over the course of several mini series and one shots, the book has followed »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
I’m not sure how Alan Moore will feel about this one (we can all make an educated guess) but this is one reboot that I definitely do want to see happen. According to The Tracking Board 20th Century Fox are keen to make a big screen adaptation reboot of one of Alan Moore’s best work to date, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Back in 2003 a feature film loosely based on the comic book series starring Sean Connery was considered a huge failure (even though it made a small profit) and was critically panned by movie and comic-book enthusiasts alike. In fact the movie got slated so badly that it’s the main reason cited why Connery retired from acting shortly after it’s release.
- Gavin Logan
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: A new version of Alan Moore's comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is on its way. The series features well-known fictional characters like Captain Nemo, Dorian Gray and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde as they team up to fight an evil foe; Sean Connery starred in a movie version (above) back in 2003. [The Tracking Board] CHiPs: Vincent D'Onofrio is in negotiations to play a villainous leader of a gang of auto thieves in the...
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20th Century Fox has plans to reboot 2003's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Variety reports. John Davis is set to produce, and Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are helping facilitate the project. Like the flick with Sean Connery, this one will be based on Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill, and Bill Oakley's comic-book series, which essentially had literary characters turn into steampunk Avengers and kick ass together in Victorian England. The 2003 movie was Connery's last live-action commitment before he retired, so he probably won't be coming back for this one as Allan Quatermain. But that doesn't mean we can't dream. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
The 2003 film is most infamous for being Sean Connery's last screen role, with the actor calling it quits afterwards, such was his unhappiness with the production. He wasn't alone, either. Director Stephen Norrington hasn't helmed a film since, and has gone back to special and visual effects work. Neither had a great time.
Oh, and it's be fair to say that Alan Moore and Hollywood haven't really got on since.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is not a great movie. It does have fans, but there aren.t many arguing the other side of that statement. But it is based on an popular, acclaimed collection of comics, and as such, the property is getting another chance at the silver screen glory it missed out on last time. According to The Tracking Board, 20th Century Fox is giving the literary-themed graphic novel by maverick comic legend Alan Moore and Kevin O.Neill another crack. When the first film was released in 2003, it did so with high expectations and an all-star cast that features Sean Connery in his last on-screen, live-action role. And it did not even come close to meeting those, as it only grossed $66 million domestically ($179 million worldwide), and was roundly panned by critics. The box office wasn.t too surprising. As popular and well regarded as the title is »
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is the latest property to join the queue of forthcoming reboots.
Sean Connery starred in the 2003 movie - his last lead movie role before retiring - alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng and Richard Roxburgh.
In 2013, a put pilot television adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was developed but never made it to series.
Watch a trailer for 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen below: »
20th Century Fox is taking another stab at turning Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen into a film franchise, it was reported today. The studio is producing a new film based on the influential graphic novel series, to be overseen by Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly, and produced by John Davis of Davis Entertainment. The graphic novel series was previously adapted to film by Fox in 2003. That movie debuted at number 2 behind the first Pirates… »
Well this was inevitable. In the wake of Marvel’s Avengers series and just ahead of Warner Bros.’ Justice League “prequel” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 20th Century Fox is reviving its own “team of superheroes” property The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Based on the Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill graphic novel of the same name, the story finds Victorian-era literary characters such as The Invisible Man, Dorian Gray, Captain Nemo, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde teaming up to fight bad guys. Per Variety, Chronicle and Predators producer John Davis is onboard to produce this new adaptation through his Davis Entertainment banner. Fox first attempted a feature film adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003, with an ornery Sean Connery leading a cast that included Shane West as Tom Sawyer, a character the studio added in order to make the property more appealing to younger viewers. »
- Adam Chitwood
Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are overseeing the remake, based on Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s graphic novel of the same name, centering on Victorian-era literary characters such as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde teaming to fight a common enemy.
A TV series was in development in 2013 with “Green Lantern” writer Michael Green on board as showrunner and exec producer alongside Erwin Stoff. Fox made a put pilot commitment but the show was not ordered to series.
The feature film starred Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain; it was the thesp’s final live-action movie before he retired. The studio had planned for “League” to become a franchise but the worldwide gross reached only $180 million.
- Dave McNary
Ah, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. That much-maligned 2003 superhero effort, spawned from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s graphic novels, that failed to generate much love either from fans, critics or – given its eventual $179 million global haul from a $78 million budget, not counting marketing – the box office bean counters. 20th Century Fox thinks there’s life in the property yet and is trying another movie. Moore and O’Neil’s alt-history stories follow a group of literary characters – Alan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Doctor Jekyll and Dracula’s Mina Harker among them – as they band together to fight off monstrous threats to the realm. It would seem to be fertile fodder for a movie, but that first attempt, which had Stephen Norrington directing a cast including Sean Connery and Jason Flemyng, just didn’t seem able to take full advantage of it. According to Deadline, Fox has a producing team including Ira Napoliello, »
Shane West (June 10, 1978) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his television roles in ABC’s Once and Again, NBC’s ER, The CW’s Nikita, and currently Wgn America’s Salem. West has also put up a solid movie resume with roles in A Walk to Remember, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and […]
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- Ryan McDonnell
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