History Trivia / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

12th Jun '17 3:27:47 PM AmuckCricetine
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Richard Roxburgh signed on purely to work with Creator/SeanConnery and Stephen Norrington.


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* CaliforniaDoubling: Prague stood in for Venice.


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* DeletedScene: A scene was cut from the film where Tom Sawyer explains that he and his friend, Agent Huck Finn, were tracking down the Fantom, and that the Fantom killed Huck. This is the reason why Sawyer is so intent on getting the Fantom.


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* ExecutiveMeddling: Tom Sawyer was added, because the studio thought many people in the American market wouldn't care about the movie, unless an American character and cast member was in it.


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* OldShame: Richard Roxburgh later referred to the finished film as "an unadulterated stinker", saying that he realized too late, that the film was going to be a bad experience, when he arrived on set during the first day.


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* TroubledProduction: As if the conflicts between Creator/SeanConnery and Stephen Norrington weren't enough, filming in Prague was delayed when a flood destroyed the set.


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** Creator/MonicaBellucci was originally cast as Mina Harker, but had to drop out due to schedule conflicts.
** Creator/EddieIzzard read for Rodney Skinner.
** Creator/DavidThewlis auditioned for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
17th May '17 7:34:51 PM nombretomado
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** The reason that [[PsychoForHire Hawley Griffin]] was replaced by CanonForeigner [[GentlemanThief Rodney Skinner]] as the movie's Invisible Man. [[OnlyOneName Griffin]], [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan the original H.G. Wells character]], is in the public domain, but his movie rights are still owned by {{Universal}}, who produced [[Film/TheInvisibleMan the 1933 film adaptation]] with Creator/ClaudeRains.

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** The reason that [[PsychoForHire Hawley Griffin]] was replaced by CanonForeigner [[GentlemanThief Rodney Skinner]] as the movie's Invisible Man. [[OnlyOneName Griffin]], [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan the original H.G. Wells character]], is in the public domain, but his movie rights are still owned by {{Universal}}, Creator/{{Universal}}, who produced [[Film/TheInvisibleMan the 1933 film adaptation]] with Creator/ClaudeRains.
23rd Apr '17 5:19:13 AM NWolfman
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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/AlanMoore, who's already notoriously stingy about adaptations of his work, hated the film so much that he demanded his name be left off of all future ones.
15th Feb '17 1:57:32 AM jameygamer
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* BoxOfficeBomb: In the U.S. Budget, $78 million. Box office, $66,465,204 (domestic), [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff $179,265,204 (worldwide)]].
27th Apr '16 3:22:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: SeanConnery is acting as a ParentalSubstitute to [[Film/AWalkToRemember Landon Carter]], as they join forces with [[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton Thomas Button]], [[Series/LaFemmeNikita Nikita]], [[Film/QueenOfTheDamned Lestat de Lioncourt]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent Van Gogh]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Bollywood}} Naseeruddin Shah]]. Oh, and the guy who hired them is [[Film/VanHelsing Count Dracula]].
** [[MoulinRouge That Duke]] also has the distinction of playing both [[spoiler:Moriarty]] and his own [[SherlockHolmes nemesis]] in the same year.
** Speaking of Tony Curran (playing Skinner) and vampires... see ''{{Underworld}} Evolution''.
27th Jan '16 2:18:48 PM jameygamer
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* StillbornFranchise: There were plans for sequels, and the box office had been considerably stronger overseas than in the US, largely due to the presence of Sean Connery, but since Connery had quit films entirely in disgust at how the production had gone, and so had the director. Any heat the franchise had petered out pretty quick.

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* StillbornFranchise: There were plans for sequels, and the box office had been considerably stronger overseas than in the US, largely due to the presence of Sean Connery, but since Connery had quit films entirely in disgust at how the production had gone, and so had gone along with the director. Any director, any heat the franchise had petered out pretty quick.
2nd Sep '15 10:50:28 PM jameygamer
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* StarDerailingRole: For everyone; Sean Connery ended his long cinematic career after this movie.
25th Jun '15 5:31:46 PM Rebu
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*** [[Film/JamesBond He also works for a man named "M" and makes quips after killing people]]. At one point, while training Sawyer, he says Tom has [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "all the time in the world"]] to take his shot.
15th May '15 7:47:57 AM erforce
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19th Mar '15 9:20:37 PM billythehick
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* StillbornFranchise: Apparently there were plans for sequels but since Sean Connery refused to do anymore of these films and the Director left directing. Not to mention that the film did less at the American box office and the production was troubled by lots of other factors, it's no wonder moral was dead.

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* StillbornFranchise: Apparently there There were plans for sequels but since Sean Connery refused to do anymore of these films sequels, and the Director left directing. Not to mention that the film did less at the American box office and had been considerably stronger overseas than in the US, largely due to the presence of Sean Connery, but since Connery had quit films entirely in disgust at how the production was troubled by lots of other factors, it's no wonder moral was dead. had gone, and so had the director. Any heat the franchise had petered out pretty quick.
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