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"League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" Film Reboot To Be Female-Centric

Following rumblings of the reboot's existence back in May, Collider has new details regarding 20th Century Fox's new "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" film from its producer, John Davis. And not only do Davis' comments confirm the project's existence, they reveal a rather huge new detail: it's going to be female-centric.

"It's female-centric, which I think is interesting," said Davis. "I love female characters, point-of-view characters in action movies. I thought 'Mad Max [Fury Road]' 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?"

This isn't the first attempt at a live-action "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" film; a 2003 movie starring Sean Connery was critically panned. The producer, whose previous credits include "Chronicle" and "I Robot," said that the reboot will also differentiate itself from its unsuccessful film predecessor by "going back to the roots and making it authentic to what the fan base was really excited about."

Featuring a team of famous literary characters in the public domain -- including Allan Quatermain from "King Solomon's Mines," Mina Murray from "Dracula" and Captain Nemo from "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" -- Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" was one of the most acclaimed comic book series of the late '90s and early 2000s, first published by WildStorm imprint America's Best Comics, and later Top Shelf Productions. The series has mostly been dominated by male characters, with "Dracula's" Mina Harker being the most prominent female member of the team with Captain Nemo's daughter Pirate Jenny having also risen to the forefront.

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