Some of us, particularly those of us who are diehard Alan Moore fans, remember the cinematic disaster that was the 2003 adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. What had a great set-up for a movie adventure – the gathering of such legendary literary heroes as Allan Quartermain, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and more – and a great story to steal from turned into a huge pile of crap that many of us had to turn our eyes away from for fear of weeping tears of blood. Well, it looks like maybe the League will be getting a second chance to impress, as FOX is looking to produce a pilot for a potential television show.
The pilot has been officially approved so now it’s only a matter of time before we’ll see what FOX can put together. Of course, if you’ve read the original comics, you know that there are parts of the story that you couldn’t possible air on prime-time television. This leaves me a bit worried as to what will surface and whether it will have the same level of complexity that Moore’s telling did.
What do the Nerd Readers think about it? Should The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen get a second chance? Or is FOX going to piss all over this one the way they did with the movie?
Thanks to Deadline for the heads-up.