LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 20th Century Fox is rebooting its 2003 historical fantasy film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are overseeing the remake, based on Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novel of the same name, centring on Victorian-era literary characters such as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde teaming to fight a common enemy.
The 2003 film starred Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain; it was the thesp's final live-action movie before he retired. The studio had planned for League to become a franchise but the worldwide gross reached only US$180 million, and it was savaged by critics. "I sat there hating it," said David Stratton when he reviewed it for The Movie Show (see below).
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book series launched in 1999. News of the reboot was first reported by The Tracking Board.
Watch David and Margaret review the original for The Movie Show.