Just a few months ago, 20th Century Fox announced plans to once again adapt Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s comic-book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for the big-screen. During the company’s TCA panel earlier this month, Collider spoke with producer John Davis about the project and got the details on what will make the reboot different from 2003’s box-office dud:
Just by going back to the roots and making it authentic to what the fan base was really excited about. It’s female-centric, which I think is interesting. I love female characters, point-of-view characters in action movies. I thought Mad Max was great. I think you can always find a fresh way of doing something and going back to the basics. What is that people love? What is it that made them love the property in the first place?
First off, kudos to Fox for wanting to get back on that horse, but this does sound a bit odd. Unless they plan on tackling other issues of the comic series, “Dracula”s Mina Murray is the only real female protagonist that comes to mind. Not to mention — and I know we’re talking movies here — but it feels like Showtime has already dominated in this arena with their gothic horror series Penny Dreadful.
Still, if the writing and acting is decent, it may end up being a better adaptation of the subject matter than the original movie ever was. Only time will tell.