1999 saw the beginning of the fan-favorite comic book called The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which was written by Alan Moore. The series, which teamed up various Victorian England icons in an Avengers or Justice League-esque assembly, spawned three miniseries and two graphic novels. Two of these limited series and a graphic novel were published by America’s Best Comics, an imprint created by Moore that fell under the DC Comics/Wildstorm umbrella. In the comic, Mina Murray brings together a team consisting of Captain Nemo, Dr. Jekyll, the Invisible Man and others.
The comic book was infamously adapted into the 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie, which starred Sean Connery. Originally conceived to spawn a new franchise, the film was a critical and commercial failure. Since then, a television series was put into development, but it was shelved. But now, the property is getting another shot at the big screen.
According to The Tracking Board, 20th Century Fox is developing a movie reboot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. John Davis is producing via Davis Entertainment, with Matt Reilly and Ira Napoliello overseeing. The studio intends to nail this adaptation this time around, with hopes for a potential franchise. A director is currently being sought. Further details, such as the exact storyline of the movie, are unknown. But The Tracking Board says to expect more news in the coming weeks.
Are you excited to see a new cinematic take on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
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