The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot in the works at Hulu
James R | On 18, May 2022
A reboot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is reportedly in the works at Hulu.
The comic book series, created by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, was first published back in 1999. It is set in Victoria-era London, as the 20th century approaches. Literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain, including Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man.
The graphic novels are perhaps best known for the feature film adaptation by 20th Century Fox in 2003. Adding characters such as Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer into the mix, the film saw Quartermain assemble the legion of famous icons to stop a masked madman known as “The Fantom” from launching global Armageddon.
The film starred Shane West, Jason Flemyng and Tony Curran, along with Stuart Townsend, Ricard Roxburgh and Sean Connery – who is reputed to have retired from acting as a result of his experience making the movie.
Directed by Stephen Norrington, it certainly didn’t win many fans, but now, Fox is looking to bring the project back to the screen once more. It’s not the first attempt to revive the franchise, but this one appears to have traction, with Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) penning the script, while Susan Montford and 3 Arts Entertainment’s Erwin Stoff will produce alongside Don Murphy, who also produced the original film.
Watch this space for more details as they’re unveiled.