20th Century Studios is taking another crack at The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
According to THR, the Disney studio division is rebooting the acclaimed comic book franchise created by author Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill. Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow) has been hired to write the screenplay. The film is intended to be made as a feature for Hulu. Don Murphy, who produced the 2003 League adaptation, is back as a producer on the new iteration.
For the unaware, the comic books feature a “Justice League of literary heroes from Victorian England” with characters pulled from such works as Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. 20th Century Studios has tried multiple times in the past to reboot the property (first as a female-centric feature and then as a pilot for a series), but nothing ever made it past development.
Fingers crossed for a more faithful take on the source material. We’ll keep you posted on this if it actually gets off the ground floor.
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