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(Entertainment Weekly)   Fox making 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' TV show produced by 'Heroes' writer. What could go wrong?   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 90
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2013-07-09 08:12:40 PM
Lots.
 
2013-07-09 08:14:14 PM
Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.
 
2013-07-09 08:36:00 PM
It will either suck or it will be great, either way it will be cancelled after 6 episodes.
 
2013-07-09 08:37:01 PM

simplicimus: Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.


They had Tom Sawyer in the movie and that was flat out retarded. Way to ruin literature, guys. What next, mister Darcy with a flamethrower?
 
2013-07-09 08:37:37 PM
Everything
 
2013-07-09 08:38:26 PM
Oh man. I hope *this* is what finally gives Alan Moore that coronary.
 
2013-07-09 08:39:09 PM
I don't know if there's enough bandwidth and storage space on earth to explain it all.
 
2013-07-09 08:40:51 PM
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2013-07-09 08:41:27 PM
What are you talking about? Heroes was AWESOME. And they left everything kind-of-resolved, but not wrapped up in a neat little bow. They stop Sylar from exploding in new york, but absorby-power-guy might have died, Sylar may or may not have survived being stabbed, and they never went beyond that and farked everything up. More than one season might have been neat, but I imagine it could have gotten tiresome after a while.
 
2013-07-09 08:41:36 PM

Ambivalence: simplicimus: Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.

They had Tom Sawyer in the movie and that was flat out retarded. Way to ruin literature, guys. What next, mister Darcy with a flamethrower?


Oh wait, wait! Jane Eyre: ninja assassin. That's gold right there.

We just need Casanova and Zoro to round things off.
 
2013-07-09 08:43:52 PM
I'm way more concerned about the "Untitled Blade Runner Project" at the top of his IMDB page.

/Grudge forever for Heroes.  Fivever.
 
2013-07-09 08:44:47 PM

Felgraf: but I imagine it could have gotten tiresome after a while.


Tiresome.  Tiresome would've been nice.
 
2013-07-09 08:44:48 PM

Tom_Slick: It will either suck or it will be great, either way it will be cancelled after 6 episodes.


This.  Not worth getting worked up about really.

/I liked the movie
 
2013-07-09 08:44:49 PM

Ambivalence: Ambivalence: simplicimus: Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.

They had Tom Sawyer in the movie and that was flat out retarded. Way to ruin literature, guys. What next, mister Darcy with a flamethrower?

Oh wait, wait! Jane Eyre: ninja assassin. That's gold right there.

We just need Casanova and Zoro to round things off.


Oh oh... And ichobad crane! And Sherlock Holmes! Brilliant!

And let's not forget the Canadians, you have to have Anne Shirley (of green gables).
 
2013-07-09 08:53:00 PM
Personally, I would hate it.

I would spend every episode on the edge of my seat thinking "Is this the one where Mr. Hyde rapes the Invisible Man to death?"

Cause, you know, I really wouldn't want to miss that episode because it would be the one where Mr. Hyde raped the Invisible Man to death and such.

The look on Sean Connery's face will be priceless, guarantee it.
 
2013-07-09 08:59:29 PM
It's going to be a full season of fighting zombies with bacon swords and people who watch TV will think it is amazing.
 
2013-07-09 09:03:53 PM
DNRTFA, but this could actually be kind of good for a TV series if they ignore the history and set it in modern times (ala Sherlock).  Seems like a format that could work well for the story.  Unfortunately, I don't know if they'll ever be capable of distancing it from that god awful wreck of a movie.
 
2013-07-09 09:11:02 PM
This would be awesome, but only if they use iconic characters from classic American literature, like Aunt Jemima and the Jolly Green Giant.
 
2013-07-09 09:12:09 PM

Felgraf: What are you talking about? Heroes was AWESOME. And they left everything kind-of-resolved, but not wrapped up in a neat little bow. They stop Sylar from exploding in new york, but absorby-power-guy might have died, Sylar may or may not have survived being stabbed, and they never went beyond that and farked everything up. More than one season might have been neat, but I imagine it could have gotten tiresome after a while.


Ah, the Highlander 2 scenario.  Imagine if they had the guts to completely change up the cast with a new story in season 2 like was apparently originally pitched.
 
2013-07-09 09:13:50 PM

Tom_Slick: It will either suck or it will be great, either way it will be cancelled after 6 episodes.


And they'll be aired out of order.

/the better question is: what will go right?
 
2013-07-09 09:19:23 PM
This is probably due to the success of Once Upon a Time
 
2013-07-09 09:19:46 PM
I loved the movie.  I don't care what anyone else says.
 
2013-07-09 09:26:18 PM
Will it still be set in Royston Vasey? And have a local shop for local people?


/We didn't burn him!
 
2013-07-09 09:29:57 PM
Couldn't possibly be worse than the movie.


BalugaJoe: I loved the movie.  I don't care what anyone else says.


Guessing you never read the source material.


Ambivalence: simplicimus: Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.

They had Tom Sawyer in the movie and that was flat out retarded. Way to ruin literature, guys. What next, mister Darcy with a flamethrower?


That's one HUGE thing I never understood about the movie: you've already got five characters, who in the world thought adding MORE would be a good idea??
 
2013-07-09 09:30:39 PM
Let's think back to what went wrong with Heroes, and several other continuity-dependent series in recent memory:

They dicked around endlessly with "character development" while doing little to advance the plot, yet every commercial break was treated as a cliffhanger. Sure, they told you, something was going to happen, and you'd be rewarded if you stuck with it. Yet, once the climactic episode was reached, it was flat and unsatisfying.

How many TV series released since 2000 have I just described?
 
2013-07-09 09:33:20 PM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie was widely regarded as an abomination, but the TV show was pretty amazing. So there, that's what you could have go right.
 
2013-07-09 09:43:24 PM

Nefarious: Felgraf: What are you talking about? Heroes was AWESOME. And they left everything kind-of-resolved, but not wrapped up in a neat little bow. They stop Sylar from exploding in new york, but absorby-power-guy might have died, Sylar may or may not have survived being stabbed, and they never went beyond that and farked everything up. More than one season might have been neat, but I imagine it could have gotten tiresome after a while.

Ah, the Highlander 2 scenario.  Imagine if they had the guts to completely change up the cast with a new story in season 2 like was apparently originally pitched.


It would still be on the air.
 
2013-07-09 09:48:37 PM

Ambivalence: simplicimus: What next, mister Darcy with a flamethrower?


No: giant Darcy Cthulhu wakes from his watery sleep.

www.thestar.com
 
2013-07-09 09:48:40 PM

ruetheday69: Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie was widely regarded as an abomination, but the TV show was pretty amazing. So there, that's what you could have go right.


The Buffy TV show wasn't run by the producers of Supertrain though. Heroes was farking awful is what we are saying.
 
2013-07-09 09:55:29 PM
Brilliant, make a tv show from a movie that was a flop despite the star power of Sean Connery and....oh shiat, nevermind.
 
2013-07-09 09:55:48 PM
On the plus side, he wrote "Hiros."  On the downside, he wrote "Lizards."
 
2013-07-09 10:03:24 PM

Mugato: Brilliant, make a tv show from a movie that was a flop despite the star power of Sean Connery and....oh shiat, nevermind.


I doubt they'll get Connery for a TV show, but a Quartermain character would be good. Maybe cut down on the FX by giving us a more reasonably sized Mr. Hyde. instead of super hulk. Lose Tom Sawyer, and you might have a show.
 
2013-07-09 10:04:30 PM
Another writer's strike?

I thought season 2 of heroes would have been salvageable (or whatever season it was. I have no burning desire to re-watch it on netflix yet. Maybe once I get through Trek and then see what ALPHA and Torchwood is all about), but the strike killed it for me, due to unfortunate timing of classes kicking my ass and WoW.
 
2013-07-09 10:08:08 PM
You guys need to chill out. The source material is great AND was already raped to death by the film to the point of near-ruination. There is literally no risk for fans in this being made, either it will be awesome and befitting of the source text or marginally less disappointing than the film (we hit rock bottom there).
 
2013-07-09 10:17:00 PM

Tom_Slick: It will either suck or it will be great, either way it will be cancelled after 6 episodes. seasons and a movie!

 
2013-07-09 10:17:23 PM

Vodka Zombie: DNRTFA, but this could actually be kind of good for a TV series if they ignore the history and set it in modern times (ala Sherlock).


The deep connection and constant references to late Victorian fantasy literature were the core of the series' concept. I think it would be completely ruined by trying to take it out of that context.

Or was that the joke?
 
2013-07-09 10:46:22 PM
So you take the writer of a shiatty series like Heroes and let him adapt  a shiatty movie like League for TV.  Really the only way they could make it worse is attach another jackass who's convinced he's a genius like Damon Lindelof or Aaron Sorkin.  That would produce a monumental black hole of suck and nothing would escape the gravitational vortex.

www-deadline-com.vimg.net


static1.businessinsider.com


I'm pretty sure just putting their pictures this close together on a web page is about all the fabric of space and time can handle.
 
2013-07-09 11:10:27 PM
After the 6th or 7th episode of season 1, I knew they were going to let Sylar live until the show's finale and the rest of it, no matter how long, was going to be a clusterfark of astronomical proportions.
 
2013-07-09 11:21:27 PM

Dundasbro: You guys need to chill out. The source material is great AND was already raped to death by the film to the point of near-ruination. still there, as available as it always has been and completely unaffected by this. There is literally no risk for fans in this being made, either it will be awesome and befitting of the source text or marginally less disappointing than the film (we hit rock bottom there).

because original or classic iterations of things exist on their own and you can enjoy those and ignore the new ones if it bothers you that much.
 
2013-07-09 11:23:21 PM
I wonder if anyone's had the balls to tell the Heroes execs/writers how farking shiat-tastic that show was after the first season. I really hope someone has just torn them to shreds over it right to their faces. That show was freaking brilliant in the beginning and they just crapped all over it.The worst part is that they appeared to know it and just not care (Peter's time travel buddy/girlfriend is a perfect example).
 
2013-07-09 11:24:10 PM

Felgraf: What are you talking about? Heroes was AWESOME. And they left everything kind-of-resolved, but not wrapped up in a neat little bow. They stop Sylar from exploding in new york, but absorby-power-guy might have died, Sylar may or may not have survived being stabbed, and they never went beyond that and farked everything up. More than one season might have been neat, but I imagine it could have gotten tiresome after a while.


Close, but it went south before the finale. Once they bailed on "save the cheerleader, save the world" because they knew killing her off in the finale would kill the ratings, it started going south. In the end, they literally changed the prognostication to "we saved the cheerleader so now we can save the world." The finale had "cop-out" written all over it, so "awesome," it was not. The first 3/4 of the season was fantastic. After that, the backpedaling and compromising and plot-abandoning became transparent.
 
2013-07-09 11:45:06 PM
Well I won't expect much, but as a fan of the Moore comic series, and I'll admit to kind of liking the movie, so I'll check it out and hope for the best.  I mean Heroes wasn't terrible until the writer's strike, so who knows it might be okay.
 
2013-07-09 11:51:10 PM

Ambivalence: Ambivalence: Ambivalence: simplicimus: Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.

They had Tom Sawyer in the movie and that was flat out retarded. Way to ruin literature, guys. What next, mister Darcy with a flamethrower?

Oh wait, wait! Jane Eyre: ninja assassin. That's gold right there.

We just need Casanova and Zoro to round things off.

Oh oh... And ichobad crane! And Sherlock Holmes! Brilliant!

And let's not forget the Canadians, you have to have Anne Shirley (of green gables).


Tim Crachit, cyberpunk cyborg.
 
2013-07-09 11:52:47 PM

"Fox making..."

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2013-07-10 12:00:17 AM
Maybe they'll drop Tom Sawyer in favor of Huck Finn, who will go around dropping N bombs through out every episode
 
2013-07-10 12:59:22 AM

simplicimus: Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.




Met Nemo on the island after escaping during the U.S. civil war. Lost borrowed heavily from it.
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2013-07-10 01:04:27 AM

PlasticMoby: I wonder if anyone's had the balls to tell the Heroes execs/writers how farking shiat-tastic that show was after the first season. I really hope someone has just torn them to shreds over it right to their faces. That show was freaking brilliant in the beginning and they just crapped all over it.The worst part is that they appeared to know it and just not care (Peter's time travel buddy/girlfriend is a perfect example).



I thought it had potential through the first 3/4 of the first season, but it quickly derailed. I'd hardly call any of it brilliant though.
 
2013-07-10 01:05:32 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Felgraf: What are you talking about? Heroes was AWESOME. And they left everything kind-of-resolved, but not wrapped up in a neat little bow. They stop Sylar from exploding in new york, but absorby-power-guy might have died, Sylar may or may not have survived being stabbed, and they never went beyond that and farked everything up. More than one season might have been neat, but I imagine it could have gotten tiresome after a while.

Close, but it went south before the finale. Once they bailed on "save the cheerleader, save the world" because they knew killing her off in the finale would kill the ratings, it started going south. In the end, they literally changed the prognostication to "we saved the cheerleader so now we can save the world." The finale had "cop-out" written all over it, so "awesome," it was not. The first 3/4 of the season was fantastic. After that, the backpedaling and compromising and plot-abandoning became transparent.


The only cop out was Sylar surviving. But he was a really popular character. The rest was foreshadowed pretty nicely.

They really didn't know how to stage the final fight scene.

The second season started out way too slow. The
Show runner admitted that he thought people wanted that pattern again. And they started the characters in weird places. Then the writer strike screwed everything up.
 
2013-07-10 01:16:30 AM
Pecos Bill, expert in all manner of firearms. Paul Bunyan, blademaster. Both can peak to animals and make them do their bidding.

Mighty Casey has a huge farking club but he often misses his target. He's the plucky comic relief.
 
2013-07-10 01:29:35 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Ambivalence: Ambivalence: Ambivalence: simplicimus: Wrong? Setting it in the US. Aside from Nemo, the remaining characters are British fictional characters. And bring back Quartermain.

They had Tom Sawyer in the movie and that was flat out retarded. Way to ruin literature, guys. What next, mister Darcy with a flamethrower?

Oh wait, wait! Jane Eyre: ninja assassin. That's gold right there.

We just need Casanova and Zoro to round things off.

Oh oh... And ichobad crane! And Sherlock Holmes! Brilliant!

And let's not forget the Canadians, you have to have Anne Shirley (of green gables).

Tim Crachit, cyberpunk cyborg.


Not Sherlock. Have Mycroft as a recurring character.
 
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