The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which has just finished filming and is due for release in June next year. This will be a comic book style Victorian adventure of a completely different flavor from Four Feathers. The League consists of Mina Harker, Alan Quartermain, Dr. Jeckyl, Captain Nemo, and The Invisible Man working for a shadowy X-Files type bureau in turn of the century London. Each story is filled with references to victorian fiction and there are several web based notes sites that annotate the series references. The comic has just started a second series based around the War of the Worlds, the first issue features John Carter, Gulliver of Mars and other Victorian notables from Mars driving the Mullusks from Mars where they proceed to invade Earth. The first story line is available in a graphic novel and features the league battling Fu Manchu in inner city London. I can't say much for the movie as yet, it may be fantastic and it may be dreadful but it does feature Sean Connery as an old embittered Alan Quartermain, which sounds promising.
Brett Abbott 1:51 PM
I have a quiz on African explorers up now, CLICK HERE. It is tougher than the last one, give it a try.
Brett Abbott 12:22 PM