'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' TV series in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Twentieth Century Fox Television ordered a pilot based on Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novel "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," TV Guide said.
'Watchmen' prequels to be published

'Watchmen' prequels to be published

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- DC Entertainment plans to publish seven prequels to the 1986 graphic novel "Watchmen" by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Fandango: Fans snapping up 'Watchmen' tix

Fandango: Fans snapping up 'Watchmen' tix

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. online movie ticket broker Fandango says it is seeing strong advance ticket sales for the film "Watchmen," which opens Friday.

Fox, Warner spar over 'Watchmen' film

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Tancredo campaign defends commercial

DENVER, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's presidential campaign said Tuesday his ad showing a terrorist blowing up a shopping mall represents a real threat.

Snyder joins 'Watchmen'

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Director Zach Snyder has signed on to direct the long-delayed film adaptation of the U.S. comic book series "Watchmen."

Sexual Peter Pan spinoff annoys hospital

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- The British hospital that controls the rights to Peter Pan and his friends wants to bury a graphic novel that shows Wendy getting a sex education.

Warner Bros. picks up 'Watchmen' for film

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the rights to "Watchmen," the seminal DC Comics limited series created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Fox in $100 million copyright lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The recent Sean Connery movie "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," already a critical and commercial disappointment for Twentieth Century Fox, is now the su
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Film review: 'Gentlemen' & 'Pirates'

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- A couple of American adventure movies set in British Empire days are bringing old-fashioned subject matter back to the theaters. Of the two, Johnny Depp's "Pira
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Alan Oswald Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books, a medium where he has produced a number of critically acclaimed and popular series, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best comic writer in history,(p10)(p7) he has also been described as "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years". He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, and Translucia Baboon.

Moore started out writing for British underground and alternative fanzines in the late 1970s before achieving success publishing comic strips in such magazines as 2000AD and Warrior. He was subsequently picked up by the American DC Comics, and as "the first comics writer living in Britain to do prominent work in America",(p7) he worked on big name characters such as Batman (Batman: The Killing Joke) and Superman (Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?), substantially developed the minor character Swamp Thing, and penned original titles such as Watchmen. During that decade, Moore helped to bring about greater social respectability for the medium in the United States and United Kingdom,(p11) and has subsequently been attributed with the development of the term "graphic novel" over "comic book". In the late 1980s and early 1990s he left the comic industry mainstream and went independent for a while, working on experimental work such as the epic From Hell, pornographic Lost Girls, and the prose novel Voice of the Fire. He subsequently returned to the mainstream later in the 1990s, working for Image comics, before developing America's Best Comics, an imprint through which he published works such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the occult-based Promethea.

Moore is also known as a Neopagan, occultist, ceremonial magician, vegetarian and anarchist and has featured such themes in works including Promethea, From Hell and V for Vendetta, as well as performing avant-garde spoken word occult "workings" with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.

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