league of extraordinary gentlemen

There are a lot of comic book films out now, and even more on the horizon. But “comic book” wasn’t always a term that brought people flocking the theaters. Some films wanted to establish themselves as fantasy or sci-fi without being tied down to the term “comic book”. This left us with a treasure trove of movies that the general populous has no idea started out as comic books. Which franchises do you think are kicking themselves 10 years later? Here’s a quick list to improve your comic book cred and impress your friends with your in-depth comic-to-film knowledge.

 

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Word is making the Internet rounds today that Fox is gearing up to give Alan Moore‘s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen another go at the big screen. I wouldn’t get any hopes up that Moore might pitch in on the script, he’s more likely to set the script on fire with his mind powers. What we do know is that Fox has brought on Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly to oversee the remake. (more…)

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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.

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