2003’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen wasn’t exactly well-received critically or by the box office. Still, in the spirit of revisiting source material, it looks like it might be getting a second chance, with Deadline reporting that 20th Century Fox are producing a new movie.
Although it’s fair to say that the original movie didn’t exactly hit the mark, there are still plenty of directions that a new take could go in. The original comic-book series from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill took a variety of existing literary creations (Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Nemo and Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde among them), and crafted a storyline packed with sequences taking place among familiar characters, with its characters being as morally ambiguous as you can get.
This was a take that Stephen Norrington’s 2003 movie largely eschewed in favour of a more straightforward (and by degrees less interesting) story of redemption and heroism, so we hope that this take will take more advantage of the rich source material that is available to draw on.
Ira Napoliello (Mr Popper’s Penguins) and Matt Reilly (Prince Avalanche) will oversee the project, with John Davis on board as producer.
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