20th Century Fox and Davis Entertainment are planning a new film adaptation of Alan Moore’s acclaimed historical fantasy comic series “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.
The first volume of the original work is set in a steampunk Victorian London where literary characters are real. In the story Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man and Dr. Jekyll team up to stop a war between two tyrannical villains (James Moriarty, Fu Manchu) for control of London.
The work was previously and very loosely adapted in 2003 into a feature that proved to be Sean Connery’s final appearance in a live-action film. The hope was the film would launch a franchise, but reviews were bad and the film pulled in only $180 million worldwide.
An attempt was made to adapt the property into a TV series in 2013, but the show was not ordered to series. John Davis is on board to produce the new film while Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly will oversee its development.