For all those who are fans of superhero movies, “‘The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” was one of the early attempts at a live action superhero movie back in 2003. Geared with a stellar cast including Sir Sean Connery (which also happened to be his last action movie before retiring), Peta Wilson, Stuart Townsend, Jason Flemyng, Shane West and Naseeruddin Shah. The movie didn’t really fare well and was considered as an average venture by many but still there were people who were looking forward to another instalment for the movie.
According to Movie Pilot, Century Fox has decided to reboot “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” movie and give it a shot once again on the silver screen. The movie that was based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name featured characters such as Allen Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Invisible Man and Dr.Jekyll amongst others. This isn’t the first time the movie has secured an adaptation. It was also adapted for TV but didn’t turn out the makers wanted it to be.
Many including Moore himself placed “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” in the lines of the Justice League but only based in England in the Victorian era. Since the time is ripe for superhero movies especially when movies like “The Avengers” franchise, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” are doing the rounds, a superhero movie from the past might not be a bad idea after all.
It would surely be interesting to see Allen Quartermain and his teammates fight it out as the evil resurrects itself again or maybe a similar plot like that would suffice for the reboot. There are couple of actors who could fit the afore mentioned roles quite easily but ultimately it’s on the studio to decide who plays whom. But honestly in a role that Sir Sean Connery played, we wouldn’t mind seeing Liam Neeson or any other ageing action hero take on the role.