FOX Looking to Reboot ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

You would think studios would learn from their mistakes and just let horrible movies die.

It looks like FOX is a glutton for punishment, as Variety is reporting that a reboot of the 2003 film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (or LXG) will be rebooted for the big screen.

The last we heard of the property, it was being developed into a TV series in 2013, with Green Lantern writer Michael Green as the show runner. Those plans seem to have been tossed to the wayside.

The 2003 film was not only completely unfaithful to the source material but also a complete bore. The performances were wooden, it had a shoddy script and laughable special effects. Whatever the new version brings, it can only be a step up from that abomination.

It can only be assumed that once again co-creator Alan Moore will have no hand in his work being adapted into film. The comic book legend has a real mad-on for his work being adapted into any other medium and I don’t see this new film changing his mind any time soon. At least his fellow creator Kevin O’Neill should enjoy those royalty checks he’ll have coming to him.

No writer has been revealed at these early stages, but it is being said that John Davis and his company Davis Entertainment are producing with Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly overseeing the entire project.