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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will try its luck on the small screen

Jul. 9, 2013by:

I have to approach this subject with caution as I have found that there is a following for THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN film. Regardless of whether it's the "cool" thing to say or not, I was not a fan of the 2003 adaptation from Stephen Norrington. While the fault lays more in the script (and a handful of other things) many say that they did the best with what they could.

No matter what your opinion it seems that Fox has ordered up a pilot of a LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN series. This means a re-teaming of Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Mina Murray, and Allan Quatermain. Michael Green (HEROES, SMALLVILLE, GREEN LANTERN) is on board to write and executive produce. Creators Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill will not serve in a producing capacity, and probably won't join on for any roles. I'm sure Moore will be pissed off about it.

I think that the story is better served on the small screen, but will they handle it properly or will it become fun cheese? Should be interesting. Will have more as it develops.

Source: THR

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7:09PM on 07/10/2013

I said "I'm Game"...

and then Allan Quatermain shot me!

Hey, I'm up for this one. I'd love to have seen a sequel myself, I was a real fan of the original. I thought it was a fun romp.

@Reddwarffan...HBO doing this? I'm with you man...that would be great too!
and then Allan Quatermain shot me!

Hey, I'm up for this one. I'd love to have seen a sequel myself, I was a real fan of the original. I thought it was a fun romp.

@Reddwarffan...HBO doing this? I'm with you man...that would be great too!
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11:00AM on 07/10/2013
The movie had a campiness that would've been easier to swallow if it didn't leave the sour aftertaste of being Sean Connery's last movie. The concept I suppose has potential. Never read the graphic novel, but considering it's mostly derided, it only makes sense to redo it.
The movie had a campiness that would've been easier to swallow if it didn't leave the sour aftertaste of being Sean Connery's last movie. The concept I suppose has potential. Never read the graphic novel, but considering it's mostly derided, it only makes sense to redo it.
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8:30AM on 07/10/2013

Wonder

was I the only one hoping in the film adaptation that Alex Trebec was the villain and he and Connery would have an epic showdown.

THE DAY IS MINE TREBEC!
was I the only one hoping in the film adaptation that Alex Trebec was the villain and he and Connery would have an epic showdown.

THE DAY IS MINE TREBEC!
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8:05AM on 07/10/2013

Only if

the can find that dark edge it had in the graphic novels. Put that bad boy on HBO and make it graphic as f**k!
the can find that dark edge it had in the graphic novels. Put that bad boy on HBO and make it graphic as f**k!
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7:07AM on 07/10/2013
Stand by for Moore's comments about how awful and unwatchable this show is. They should be coming a few weeks before the pilot starts shooting.
Stand by for Moore's comments about how awful and unwatchable this show is. They should be coming a few weeks before the pilot starts shooting.
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6:19AM on 07/10/2013

Sounds good!

I'm a fan of the movie, and also a fan of Walking Dead. I'll watch it!
I'm a fan of the movie, and also a fan of Walking Dead. I'll watch it!
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2:27AM on 07/10/2013
I hope it's good. But knowing Fox, they'll cancel it halfway through the pilot episode's premiere.
I hope it's good. But knowing Fox, they'll cancel it halfway through the pilot episode's premiere.
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12:08AM on 07/10/2013

10 years ago wasn't enough?

More bastardizing on the way? But even if this does turn out decent, I'll set the bar low for its' renewal chances.
More bastardizing on the way? But even if this does turn out decent, I'll set the bar low for its' renewal chances.
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10:53PM on 07/09/2013

LOL FOX

Well expect an episode or two before it is canceled. Remember this is the network that canceled Firefly and replaced it with Fast Lane which they canceled after about 6 episodes.
Well expect an episode or two before it is canceled. Remember this is the network that canceled Firefly and replaced it with Fast Lane which they canceled after about 6 episodes.
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3:46AM on 07/10/2013
That was a decade ago, get with the times. Fox has more recently kept Dollhouse and Fringe on despite their ratings, with the former being nearly the lowest rated show on broadcast television.
That was a decade ago, get with the times. Fox has more recently kept Dollhouse and Fringe on despite their ratings, with the former being nearly the lowest rated show on broadcast television.
5:52AM on 07/10/2013
Fox hasn't instilled confidence with their decision making skills in film or TV and I still think about how they screwed up Firefly.
Fox hasn't instilled confidence with their decision making skills in film or TV and I still think about how they screwed up Firefly.
9:48AM on 07/10/2013
lets not forget though that Firefly was plain awful in terms of ratings. I mean you can only expect any business to lose money for so long, this happens to many a good show. Bottom line is the studio would love to keep a good and critical show on the air, but not at a negative cost, plain and simple its a business, so with that said this show could suck balls, but as long as people watch it will stay on the air no matter how bad it is. Kinda like NCIS
lets not forget though that Firefly was plain awful in terms of ratings. I mean you can only expect any business to lose money for so long, this happens to many a good show. Bottom line is the studio would love to keep a good and critical show on the air, but not at a negative cost, plain and simple its a business, so with that said this show could suck balls, but as long as people watch it will stay on the air no matter how bad it is. Kinda like NCIS
10:45PM on 07/09/2013
I love how the filmmakers felt the need to toss in Tom Sawyer. The TV show should have Pippi Longstocking join the crew.
I love how the filmmakers felt the need to toss in Tom Sawyer. The TV show should have Pippi Longstocking join the crew.
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10:41PM on 07/09/2013
Wow. I'm all for seeing it done right. But on Fox? Seems like it would be too expensive, being a period setting and all. Of course, Fringe looked expensive as hell. Am I even making a point . . .?
Wow. I'm all for seeing it done right. But on Fox? Seems like it would be too expensive, being a period setting and all. Of course, Fringe looked expensive as hell. Am I even making a point . . .?
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10:37PM on 07/09/2013

"I'm sure Moore will be pissed off about it".

Lol, if there's one thing you can count on, that's it. I hope it's good, LOEG is a super fuckin cool concept.
Lol, if there's one thing you can count on, that's it. I hope it's good, LOEG is a super fuckin cool concept.
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10:29PM on 07/09/2013
Maybe this is someone's idea of how to compete with Marvel's SHIELD series. This might actually work.
Maybe this is someone's idea of how to compete with Marvel's SHIELD series. This might actually work.
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9:00PM on 07/09/2013
Only if its on FX, cuz they'll do it right. Uncompromising. If network, fuck it.
Only if its on FX, cuz they'll do it right. Uncompromising. If network, fuck it.
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9:17PM on 07/09/2013
Definitely.
Definitely.
12:10AM on 07/10/2013
Personally, I'd like it on AMC.
Personally, I'd like it on AMC.
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8:57PM on 07/09/2013

if done right

This could be a great TV show with the ensemble cast of heroes.
This could be a great TV show with the ensemble cast of heroes.
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8:10PM on 07/09/2013
Green's involved. So much for that!
Green's involved. So much for that!
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8:06PM on 07/09/2013
Out of all of the things getting rebooted, I'm surprised this isn't. Could be a cool television show if done right. Or it could crash and burn like Heroes did.
Out of all of the things getting rebooted, I'm surprised this isn't. Could be a cool television show if done right. Or it could crash and burn like Heroes did.
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