Fox has given a "put pilot" commitment for a TV series adaptation of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's widely popular graphic novel series "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".
'League' began as a comic series in 1999 and follows a group of Victorian age literary characters, including Allan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Mina Harker, the Invisible Man and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde who team up to fight a common enemy.
Subsequent volumes moved forward into different periods of history. The property was previously, and very loosely. adapted into the 2003 feature film of the same name that starred Sean Connery in his final live-action role.
Michael Green ("Kings," "Heroes," "Smallville") will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner should the project go to series. Erwin Stoff ("The Matrix," "Kings") will also executive produce, and neither Moore or O'Neill are involved.
Source: The Live Feed