• Publication date: August 16, 2009

Justice Is Sometimes Blind

Premiered in the US in 2003, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", adapted from a comic book of the same name, combines adventure, action, fantasy and science-fiction.

The movie is an adventure film set late in the 19th century, featuring an assortment of literary characters appropriate to the period. However, the adaptation's plot and general atmosphere is very far from the original comic book


Premiered in the US in 2003, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", adapted from a comic book of the same name, combines adventure, action, fantasy and science-fiction.

The movie is an adventure film set late in the 19th century, featuring an assortment of literary characters appropriate to the period. However, the adaptation's plot and general atmosphere is very far from the original comic book

With duration of 110 minutes, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" is directed by Stephen Norrington, written by Alan Moore and Kevin O'neill and stars Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, Richard Roxburgh and Max Ryan.

The film revolves around a renowned adventurer, Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery), who leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom."

This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), vampiress Mina Harker (Peta Wilson), an invisible man named Rodney Skinner (Tony Curran), American secret service agent Tom Sawyer (Shane West), the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Jason Flemyng).

In this extraordinary adventure, the Fantom is trying to start a World War, and be at the head of it. The Fantom has highly superior weapons to the normal weapons of that day, and he also has extreme cunning, as we see by his tricking the countries into suspecting each other for war-mongering.

A supposed loyalist to her Majesty's Empire is sent to fetch Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) in an effort to track down the group who is trying to start the war. In a private and secret meeting, Quatermain meets who he is to be teaming up with on this mission.

Soon into their adventure they discover that the Fantom is behind these attacks, but there is more to this war than battle and cunning.

In 2004, the film was nominated for both Saturn Award for best fantasy film and best supporting actress (Peta Wilson) and VES Award for outstanding compositing in a motion picture.