Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom". This "League" comprises seafarer and inventor Captain Nemo, vampire Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The Tracking Board reported on May 26, 2015 that Twentieth Century Fox and Davis Entertainment had agreed to develop a re-adaptation with hopes of launching a franchise. The report stated that a search was underway for a director. John Davis told Collider in an interview that the re-adaptation will be a female-centric movie. See more »
When the Fantom breaks into the Bank of England, the soldiers inside are wearing Brodie (Doughboy) helmets that were not introduced until 1915. Given this is an alternative universe and the Fantom's men are using a 'tank' (also not introduced until 1915 by the British, not the Germans) this could be acceptable for that universe. See more »
Having been critically panned by both film critics and fans of the original comic book version, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (which is hardly a league of "Gentlemen" considering the presence of a female character) was absolute rubbish. However, despite the flagrant misuse of characters established in classic Literature (Dracula, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Invisible Man, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) there is an essentially a massively fun film to be found, made all the more enjoyable if you disengage your brain and just don't question the ridiculous goings on of the alternate Victorian universe the film is set in.
So in conclusion, if a night of brainless action adventure fun is what you'r after, then the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is sufficiently enjoyable material.
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