The gentlemen will be here to entertain you once again.
According to The Tracking Board, 20th Century Fox and Davis Entertainment will be working together to bring the historical fantasy film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” to the big screen once more. The feature film will be a reboot instead of a sequel. It will see John Davis in the position of producer with Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly overseeing the project.
“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” is a comic book series that began in 1999. It tells the story of a group of mismatched Victorian-era literary icons, which is made up of Allan Quatermain (King’s Solomon Mines), Captain Nemo (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea), Mina Harker (Dracula), Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man), Tom Sawyer (Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).
In the comic books and graphic novels, the aforementioned characters are hired by Campion Bond, grandfather of James Bond, who then transport them through several alternate universes in order to save the world from destruction.
It was previously adapted for the big screen in 2003. A decade later in 2013, it was given an order to appear as a TV series with Fox. However, the TV series never made it pass the casting process.
The 2003 movie starred Sean Connery in the titular role as Allan Quatermain, and featured Richard Roxburgh as Fantom, a specially made up nemesis for the movie. Though the movie was panned by critics and audience alike, it still managed to gross $173 million on a budget of $78 million.
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