Collider is reporting that a planned reboot of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is in the works, and that this one will be “female-centric”.
According to the site, at the Television Critic Association upfronts, Producer John Davis indicated that they’re still working on it:
JOHN DAVIS: Just by going back to the roots and making it authentic to what the fan base was really excited about. It’s female-centric, which I think is interesting. I love female characters, point-of-view characters in action movies. I thought Mad Max was great. I think you can always find a fresh way of doing something and going back to the basics. What is that people love? What is it that made them love the property in the first place?
The comic, created by writer Alan Moore and illustrator Kevin O’Neill, is a supergroup of literary heroes from 1999, and was adapted as a feature film in 2003. The film, which starred Sean Connery, was very poorly received, and prompted Moore to cut off all ties with Hollywood.
Despite the name of the series, the series doesn’t exclusively feature male characters: Wilhelmina “Mina” Murray served as the group’s leader, and there’s a number of other women featured or mentioned in the comics that could be brought together into their own standalone film.
Undoubtedly, the film’s producers are looking to the reception of other female-centric films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, and the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters. When it comes to rebooting this particular franchise, there’s already a considerably low bar.