After apparently having so much fun working together on the latest Bond movie “Skyfall”, the film’s director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan have re-teamed for a new, untitled TV series that is currently going out to premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime and Starz, etc). Logan wrote the script, with Mendes expected to direct the pilot and produce.
From the sounds of it, the show’s premise is very “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”-esque, which was of course the movie 2003 movie by director Stephen Norrington that was based on the Alan Moore comic book series about notable fictional characters (like Mina Harker of “Dracula” fame, Nemo, and The Invisible Man) teaming up to battle various threats to the planet. The film was not well received by fans, and honestly, was a bit of a clunker, though the idea behind it, like in the comics, is very sound.
The untitled series will be set in 1800s London, and like Moore’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, will “featured an assortment of fictional literary characters” like famous monster fighter Van Helsing and famous monster creator Doctor Frankenstein, but this time following the boys as they battle vampires.
Mendes and Logan are having great success with the latest Bond movie “Skyfall”, which has already climbed past $200 million in worldwide box office after just one week of release, and with its Stateside release date still waiting in the wings. The film is so big it’s apparently expected to top all the previous Bond movies.
Logan is also working on the next two Bond installments, which is expected to be an original two-part story.
Via : Deadline