The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will have a second chance at the cinema after the failure of the 2003 film starring Sean Connery, a film that fans did not like because of its differences with the original work and that was below the 200 million dollars of collection in its day. Now, 20th Century Studios y Hulu They are already preparing a new adaptation based on the famous comic of Victorian superheroes -and antiheroes- of Alan Moore y Kevin O’Neill.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot
For now, the production already has a script in the hands of Justin Haythe (The wellness cure. Red Sparrow) and the production is carried out by Susan Montford, 3 Arts Entertainment y Don Murphy, who also participated as a producer on the original film. At the moment there is no confirmed director or cast.
Remember that the original film was directed by Stephen Norrington (Blade, The Last Minute) and featured a cast led by Sean Connery like Allan Quatermain along with other names like Naseeruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Peta Wilson as Mina Harker, Tony Curran como Rodney Skinner, Stuart Townsend like Dorian Gray Shane West as Tom Sawyer and Jason Flemyng como Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde.
“The adventurer Allan Quatermain commands the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, an association of seven legendary superheroes, composed of the mysterious Captain Nemo, the vampire Mina Harker, the invisible Rodney Skinner, the intrepid young American secret agent Tom Sawyer, the unalterable Dorian Gray and the disturbing Jeckyll/Hyde duo. Coming from very different universes, the members of the League are stubborn individualists, marginalized with a dark and convulsive past, whose unusual abilities constitute both a gift and a curse.
“Bringing together in exceptional circumstances, they will have to quickly learn to build bonds of trust and work as a team. After boarding the Nautilus, they arrive in Venice, where their adversary, the diabolical Phantom, is preparing to sabotage a conference between the most important leaders of state”, tells us the synopsis of the 2003 film, a film that precipitated that Sean Connery He abandoned the interpretation due to his bad experience.
Fuente | Deadline