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Fountainbridge Films, 1991–2003
Andrew Spicer

lavish sets.’  105 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was loosely based on the initial volume of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill's graphic novel series, first published in 1999, which features a collection of famous Victorian fictional superheroes, all outcasts. Moore had sent an initial treatment to Murphy while he was producing From Hell (2001), based on another of Moore's graphic novels about Jack the Ripper. Moore had become the central author in the burgeoning ‘steampunk’ cultural

in Sean Connery
Peter Marks

reprieve, asking Gilliam to direct the graphic novel Watchmen , Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic comic book series about conflicted superheroes who exist in an alternative version of America’s history. 1 Gilliam was drawn to Watchmen , with its dark overtones and caustic take on American dreams, as well as its ambitious scope, making it for him ‘the War and Peace of comic books’. 2

in Terry Gilliam