Tuesday, May 17, 2022

“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”

As part of their Fox acquisition deal, The Walt Disney Company controls screen rights to the 1989 comic book title "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman", previously adapted as a feature film (2003) and now in development as a new live-action feature for streaming on Hulu:

Fox had given a pilot commitment to the TV adaptation, based on the graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and illustrator Kevin O'Neill.

According to Moore, the concept behind the series was initially a 'Justice League of Victorian England':

" the aftermath of the events of the novel 'Dracula', a now disgraced and divorced 'Mina Harker' is recruited by 'Campion Bond' on behalf of 'British Intelligence' ...

"...and asked to assemble a league of other extraordinary individuals to protect the interests of the British Empire.

"Together with 'Captain Nemo', Mina travels to Cairo to locate 'Allan Quatermain', then on to Paris in search of 'Dr. Jekyll'. Finally in London she forcibly recruits 'Hawley Griffin' aka 'The Invisible Man'.