Comic writer Alan Moore has been a vocal critic of Hollywood. He’s hated all of the movies based on his books, including “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” and “V for Vendetta.” Moore hasn’t even allowed them to credit him as the works’ original author in those movies.
In his defense, “League” offered a lot to hate. There aren’t any Americans in this movie? Hey, let’s add Tom Sawyer as a detective! Now Moore’s going to make his own movies. He’s announced a short film series tentatively tited “Show Pieces.” He’ll work with commercial photographer turned Mitch Jenkins.
There aren’t a lot of details yet. A press release describes the series as occult and noir-flecked. They’ve already shot the first episode, “Act of Faith.” The second, “Jimmy’s End,” is scheduled to shoot later in the summer. Moore and Jenkins plan to debut them at an event for The Creator’s Project in October. Can Moore succeed where he believes so many others have failed? If he doesn’t, he’ll probably never hear the end of it.