Having already been adapted once for the big screen (2003’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” starring Sean Connery and Peta Wilson), Alan Moore’s graphic novel, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” will be adapted for television by Fox, which has agreed to a put pilot commitment for the graphic novel.
According to TVLine, a put pilot means Fox must pay a penalty if the pilot never airs, so it’s pretty much a sure thing.
Set in Victorian England, the graphic novel, penned by Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill, brings together a group of literary figures from other works – Allan Quartermain (H. Rider Haggard’s “King Solomon’s Mines”), Mina Murray (Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”), Captain Nemo (Jules Vernes’ “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”), Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”) and Hawley Griffin (H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man”) – to fight the evils facing Britain.
According to Deadline, neither Moore nor O’Neill will be involved in the project.
Have you watched the 2003 movie version? Check out the trailer below. Who were your favorite characters, and who would you choose to cast for the television series?