The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a sci-fi fantasy classic, loosely based on the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell) and Kevin O’Neill. Starring Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Sean Connery in his final film role to date.
When a masked madman known as "The Fantom" threatens to launch global Armageddon, legendary hunter/adventurer Allen Quartermain (Sean Connery) commands a legion of superheroes, the likes of which mankind has never seen. Now, they must join forces to save the world!
It’s no secret that director Stephen Norrington (Death Machine, Blade) and Sean Connery did not get on during filming of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The constant arguments and production delays of the film led Connery to retire from acting (he has only done some voice over work since) and Norrington to say that he would never direct a film again. Jason Flemyng recalled his favourite bust-up in Venice when The League had to walk from Captain Nemo's boat along the street. At the end of the take Connery shouted to Norrington, 'What? You want us to do that again?' Norrington replied, 'For eighteen million dollars I don't think it's too much to ask you to walk down a road.' Connery's reply was unprintable.