Matt Gemmell

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Really looking forward to seeing <a href="">this</a>. I saw a trailer for it when 
I was at the cinema a few weeks ago, but I didn't realise that the League is actually composed of known fictional 
Allan Quatermain (King Solomon's Mines), Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer), Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man), 
Dr. Jekyll (Dr. Jekyll &amp; Mr. Hyde), Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), Dorian Gray (The Portrait 
of Dorian Gray), and Mina Harker (Dracula).
Seems that they all team up to save the British Empire from some evil madman, in a sort of dark superhero tag-team 
romp in the style of Jules Verne, set in the 19th Century. It sounds like the sort of thing that could so easily 
flop at the box office but become a cult geek film. I can't wait to see it! I really go in for the whole 
gothic bit; love the idea of Connery swashbuckling around yet again, amidst the clank of iron and hiss of steam. 
Should be fascinating to see how Poe's characters particularly translate to the screen, albeit in this admittedly 
bastardised form.

Which reminds me, I've heard that someone has undertaken to film several of Lovecraft's works...