Back in May, Collider reported news regarding a reboot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen that was in the works at 20th Century Fox. And when he was asked about it at the TCAs, producer John Davis not only confirmed that those news were, indeed, true. But he also gave us the fact that the new reboot will be female-centric.
You would think they would have killed this franchise after the movie came out in 2003, earning barely $180 millions worldwide. Or even after they tried to re-adapt Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s iconic series into a tv show that went nowhere. But the studio isn’t one to give up. And John Davis believes that, this time, they have found a way to make the franchise work. He told Collider:
Just by going back to the roots and making it authentic to what the fan base was really excited about. It’s female-centric, which I think is interesting. I love female characters, point-of-view characters in action movies. I thought Mad Max was great. I think you can always find a fresh way of doing something and going back to the basics. What is that people love? What is it that made them love the property in the first place?
First of all, I’m thrilled Mad Max: Fury Road is getting the praise it deserves; and I hope it keep inspiring projects in which women are more than a pretty face. That being said, I’m really hesitant about them bringing back one of my favorite series once again, mostly because I don’t want them to ruin it even more. But, I have to admit that I’m also excited about the League being female-centric. Mina Murray is a legend in the series and -apart from Captain Nemo’s daughter, the notorious pirate Jenny- I am honestly curious to know which other characters will be included in the reboot.