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According to the Hollywood Reporter, a new League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is in the works at Disney's Hulu. 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/league-of-extraordinary-gentlemen-reboot-in-the-works-at-twentieth-hulu-1235148573/
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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #1 on: 18 May, 2022, 09:56:33 AM »
Hopefully, they'll get it right this time.
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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #2 on: 18 May, 2022, 09:58:25 AM »
Learnt from this article they've tried a bunch of times to reboot already. Is this a cynical effort to keep the rights from reverting to Moore & O'Neill?

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #3 on: 18 May, 2022, 10:49:26 AM »
Learnt from this article they've tried a bunch of times to reboot already. Is this a cynical effort to keep the rights from reverting to Moore & O'Neill?

Dunno, but the way these things usually work is that if they haven't actually released a film within 2/5/10 years* then the rights will revert.  This includes very low budget productions which are 'released' in name only.

* whatever's on the contract

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #4 on: 18 May, 2022, 10:50:25 AM »
For example, the 1984 Fantastic Four film.

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #5 on: 18 May, 2022, 01:47:48 PM »
Yeah that's what I meant. Looks like the TV pilot was 2013, ten years after the first film. It was described as a 'put pilot' in the article I saw meaning Fox fits the bill if it never airs. Sounds pretty much in line with the Corman FF.

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #6 on: 18 May, 2022, 04:04:37 PM »
Learnt from this article they've tried a bunch of times to reboot already. Is this a cynical effort to keep the rights from reverting to Moore & O'Neill?

Was LOEG creator-owned or would the rights revert to the publisher?

For example, the 1984 Fantastic Four film.

I actually like this - the budget/effects are shit, but it's better than some of the later ones

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #7 on: 18 May, 2022, 06:39:59 PM »
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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #8 on: 18 May, 2022, 07:46:00 PM »
Was LOEG creator-owned or would the rights revert to the publisher?

LoEG has moved publishers a couple of times, hasn’t it? That would suggest it’s creator-owned.
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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #9 on: 25 May, 2022, 05:17:00 PM »
Indeed, LoEG was the only ABC strip that was creator owned, so it's the only one that Moore carried on with after his infamous exit from ABC. He willingly sold the movie rights and then became enraged when the studio seemed to cave in to a plagiarism lawsuit. Hence, no more Moore movies.

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #10 on: 25 May, 2022, 06:22:29 PM »
Indeed, LoEG was the only ABC strip that was creator owned, so it's the only one that Moore carried on with after his infamous exit from ABC. He willingly sold the movie rights and then became enraged when the studio seemed to cave in to a plagiarism lawsuit. Hence, no more Moore movies.

That’s a little unfair. He became enraged when he was subjected to a multi-hour deposition by lawyers involved in the law suit, and then the studio caved over an addition to the screenplay that wasn’t in the comics he’d actually written.
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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #11 on: 25 May, 2022, 07:02:25 PM »
...and that appearance in a trial is why every adaptation since has been credited to "the original author" or not credited at all (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, etc).

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #12 on: 22 June, 2022, 04:11:43 PM »
So what's the consensus, stalking horse, development hell or genuine attempt to do the books?   
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« Reply #13 on: 22 June, 2022, 11:17:35 PM »

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Re: New League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie In The Works.
« Reply #14 on: 25 June, 2022, 10:28:00 AM »
Watchmen was an odd one - it showed that you can be fairly faithful to the original comics and still be kind of shite.  I liked V for Vendetta, though, even though it removed the essential message of the comic.

Personally I have a lot of respect for the Beardy Fella for his stance on the films - he could be absolutely coining it in, but genuinely put his integrity first.
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