Move over, Ghostbusters. We're getting a new lady-led, female-centric team-up reboot headed our way.
Today at the seemingly endless Television Critics' Association press tour, Collider spoke with producer John Davis about the long-speculated The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot, and he definitely had some modern ideas about how it should be:
"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 [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?"
Now, before some of you start your rabble-rousing and griping about "political correctness ruining everything," let me educate you: Despite what the poorly-conceived and received movie adaptation led by Sean Connery tells you, in the original comics by resident genius/crazy person Alan Moore, the League was headed and assembled by Mina Murray. Granted, she was the only female on the team until the addition of Captain Nemo's daughter, Janni Dakkar, and granddaughter, Hira, but the original team was indeed spearheaded by Mina.
I know people are getting sick of reboots and remakes, and I'm occasionally one of them, but The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is exactly the kind of movie that I think should be rebooted: A bad movie with a great premise or source material, that, in the right hands could actually be something fantastic.