20th Century Fox is taking another stab at turning Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen into a film franchise. The studio is producing a new film based on the influential graphic novel series, to be overseen by Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly, and produced by John Davis of Davis Entertainment.

The graphic novel series was previously adapted to film by Fox in 2003. That movie debuted at number 2 behind the first Pirates of the Caribbean, but was a critical failure that went on to earn a tepid $178 million. Subsequently, plans for a sequel were kiboshed. (The film starred Sean Connery, who also served as executive producer; notably, he retired from acting altogether after its release.) The new adaptation will have no connection to the 2003 film.

Fox also recently attempted to turn The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen into a TV series, but the pilot commissioned in 2013 was rejected.

Source: Deadline

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