The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is getting a reboot over at 20th Century Fox. After the original 2003 film was met with a decent box office but horrid reviews and no staying power, the studio plans on kickstarting the story once again. Hey, it’s 20th Century Fox, what could possibly go wrong?
According to the report, Jayson Rothwell, whose most notable previous writing credit includes the 2012 remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night (simply called, Silent Night) is set to pen the screenplay from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s graphic novel from the late 90s.
At one point, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which covers the adventures of literary legends like Dr. Jekyll, The Invisible Man, and Captain Nemo, was going to be a franchise. When the original film failed, seemingly sending Sean Connery (Alan Quatermain) into retirement, the story was set to head to TV in 2013. That never happened, so here we are, with another valuable comic franchise in the hands of 20th Century Fox.
What could possibly go wrong?