Fox really wants to make Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen a franchise. They wanted to do it with the fairly disastrous 2003 movie. They wanted to try again with a TV show. And now they’re picking themselves up and trying again.

Variety reports that John Davis (The Blacklist) will produce the new movie with his production company Davis Entertainment. Fingers crossed that this time they manage to capture the spirit of the comic, which assembles a Victorian fictional character A-Team that includes Wilhelmina Murray, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, and Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Together, they save the world!

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In all seriousness, while anything would probably be better than the last film Sean Connery made before retiring, we want better than simply stepping over that low bar. There is so much potential in the original comics, Fox could actually make something really great to watch.


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