Fox Orders A ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ TV Pilot Whether Alan Moore Likes It Or Not

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07.10.13 16 Comments

Fox order put pilot of Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Fox has made a “put pilot” commitment to a TV series based on Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Since it’s a put pilot, Fox would have to pay a substantial penalty if they don’t air it. Michael Green (Heroes, Smallville) will write and exec produce, and he’ll also be in place as showrunner if League of Extraordinary Gentlemen goes to series.

Alan Moore, on the other hand, is not involved. We’re sure you’re shocked to hear that, considering he’s such a fan of adaptions and loves getting involved in them and has nothing but kind words and ceaseless praise for those who adapt his works.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is based on Moore’s graphic novels in which public domain literary characters like Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Mina Harker from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde join forces to fight crime. You may recall it was a terrible movie in 2003 which somehow grossed $179 million on a $78 million budget and made us wonder what Sean Connery was doing there. At least he wasn’t in a bear suit, which we will remind you is something that really exists.

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