‘The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ reboot in the works

Alan Moore's comic book series was previously adapted into a 2003 film starring Sean Connery

A new big screen version of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is in the works at 20th Century Fox.

The comic book series created by Alan Moore was previously adapted into a 2003 movie starring Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend and Jason Flemyng, which opened to poor reviews and proved to be the final film of Connery’s career. Nevertheless, it grossed a respectable $179 million (£116 million) at cinemas globally from a $78 million (£51 million) budget. In 2013, Fox ordered a pilot for a TV series based on the comic book series, but the project was abandoned before casting took place.

Now a reboot movie is in the works, The Tracking Board reports, with Fox apparently planning a potential franchise based on Moore’s comic books. Further details about the reboot are being kept under wraps.

Moore’s original comic book series followed the adventures of a superhero ensemble featuring classic characters from literature including Mina Harker (Dracula) Allan Quatermain (King Solomon’s Mines), Dr. Jekyll (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde) and the Invisible Man (H.G. Well’s The Invisible Man). It spanned 15 issues and two original graphic novels published between 1999 and 2007.