League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboots for Hulu – Golden News

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen returns once again, this time as a movie being developed for the streaming platform Hulu, THR reports.

Disney’s studio division under 20th Century Studios will be responsible for the reboot, which will be written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, Red Sparrow) and produced by Susan Montford, Erwin Stoff and Don Murphy, the latter of whom also produced 20th’s. original adaptation of the series back in 2003.

Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by artist Kevin O’Neill, The League is set in Victorian England and borrows elements from stories such as Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Follow a group of heroes including Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Dr. Jekyll, and the Invisible Man as they battle enemies such as Fu Manchu, Professor Moriarty, and aliens from HG Wells’ War of the Worlds.

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A hit when it first came out, the series won the 1999 National Comics Award for Best New Comic (International), with the first volume of the series winning the Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative and the second an Eisner Award for best limited series It was also included in the 2005 issue of The Year’s Best Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga.

The film adaptation, however, is a completely different story.

Although it grossed over $179 million worldwide (impressive considering its $78 million budget), it had many creative differences, leading to its lukewarm reception among fans and critics alike: it earned a 17% on Rotten. Tomatoes. Its rating makes it one of the 15 worst superhero movies ever.

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Another attempt at a reboot would see it starring an all-female cast and another an entire TV show, but neither managed to get off the ground.

THR reports that sources close to Haythe and the production team say they are “going back to basic comics” for inspiration and development.

Check out the IGNs revision from the original 2003 adaptation of the comic book series.

Diego Ramos Bechara is a freelance writer for Golden News.

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