Fox rebooting 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' with new movie

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20th Century Fox is rebooting its 2003 historical comic book film "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" with John Davis on board to produce through his Davis Entertainment banner.

Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are overseeing the remake, based on Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novel of the same name, centering on Victorian-era literary characters such as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Tom Sawyer, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde teaming to fight a common enemy.

A TV series was in development in 2013 with "Green Lantern" writer Michael Green on board as showrunner and exec producer alongside Erwin Stoff. Fox made a put pilot commitment but the show was not ordered to series.

The feature film (above) starred Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain; it was the thesp's final movie before he retired. The studio had planned for "League" to become a franchise but the worldwide gross reached only $180 million.

"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" comic book series launched in 1999. News of the reboot was first reported by The Tracking Board.

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@Storybreakers The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is being rebooted. Should it be the cocaine & sodomy of the graphics? Or something else
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Whoever had this bad Idea of reboot the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen should change his mind.
Fox is trying The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen again? Wow. They must have cycled back to remaking the awful things.
Hmm not sure how I feel about the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen being rebooted
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Fox is rebooting the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Still no word on what horrible toupee will replace Sean Connery.
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