Here’s the thing. We, well I say ‘we’ but I mean ‘me’, like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; it’s terrible but ticks so many of the ‘guilty pleasure’ boxes.
That said, it’s not even in the same league (ahem) as the comic that inspired it. Alan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Mina Harker, invisible man Rodney Skinner, Secret Service agent Sawyer, Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and M were all brought to wonderful life by the art of Kev O’Neill and the writing of comic guru Alan Moore.
The comic is a dark, funny, clever powerhouse. The movie isn’t. But now it seems a remake is coming – and it’s nothing to do with the failed TV reboot either.
Personally, in a time when Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Mr Norrell and Jonathan Strange are taking TV by storm, the world might just be ready to embrace a new take on the fantastic comic series.
We’ll keep you posted as news is forthcoming…