Recently it seems as if TV reboots of famous and iconic films has reached a fever pitch, with ‘American Psycho’ and even ‘Man on Fire’ targeted for TV treatment on the bankability of their franchise names alone. We’ve written at length about TV adaptations as the hot new way to reboot movie franchises
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
Last week brought the surprising news that FOX intended to move forward with a 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' TV series, adapted from the Alan Moore graphic novel, which was already tried as a movie starring Sean Connery that famously flopped. Notably outspoken about his work being adapted for Hollywood, Moore has now issued a response to FOX's 'LXG' TV series, and as expected, the 'Watchmen' creator isn't too happy.
Alan Moore's iconic graphic novel 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' may have gone down in flames as a Hollywood joke some ten years ago, but it seems the property may just come back to life on FOX. The broadcast network has officially ordered a TV series pilot based on the legendary literary character mash-up, but will creators Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill have any involvement?