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League of Extraordinary Gentleman Going Back To Its Routes With Female Lead

Matt McGloin
Posted: 08/16/2015 - 16:57


About three months ago saw word of a League Of Extraordinary Gentleman reboot, which will see John Davis on board to produce.

Now Davis offers some potential details about the new League of Extraordinary Gentleman at the recent Television Critics Association press tour.

Davis offers the reboot will be more similar to the Alan Moore graphic novel in that it will focus on the female lead character, Mina Harker, whereas the failed movie focused more on Sean Connery's Allan Quatermain. 

Collider actually thinks Davis' comment means the entire cast will be female, but what I'm getting from the quote - which says "going back to the roots and making it authentic" - is just that Mina Harker will be the lead of the film.

Here's the blurb:

JOHN DAVIS: 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?

Some of the later stories happen to feature another female character as well with Captain Nemo's daughter, Janni Dakkar, so I'm guessing the new League of Extraordinary Gentleman isn't going the way of the female Ghostbusters.