Fox is rebooting The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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It has been reported that 20th Century Fox has plans to reboot the oft-derided 2003 film adaptation of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Just as the extremely watered-down film that starred Sean Connery and Stuart Townsend was, the reboot will be based on Moore’s acclaimed comic book series, which takes infamous literary characters such as Allan Quartermain and Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde turning into steampunk Avengers in Victorian England, taking on threats such as Professor James Moriarty and the Tripods from H.G. Wells’ The War Of The Worlds.

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The 2003 adaptation was Sean Connery’s last film before his retirement, so its safe to say that he won’t be reprising his role (that and the fact that his relationship with director Stephen Sommers was best described as frosty.). It’ll be interesting to see what direction the reboot is taken in, but once this becomes public knowledge, its safe to say that everyone will hope that this adaptation is a lot more faithful to the source material than the previous one.

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Fox is rebooting The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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