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That sound of annoyance you heard on Thursday was Alan Moore grinding his teeth.
Alan Moore created the V for Vendetta comic series, but due to the contract he signed, so long as the book stays in print the rights won’t revert back to him. What happens while DC has the rights is out of his control, and hence what led to him requesting his name be removed from the 2005 theatrical film from the Wachoskis and director James McTeigue.
He is sure to be unhappy that a new TV adaptation is in the works.
Confirmed by Bleeding Cool, Channel 4 in the U.K. is developing a new TV adaptation of V for Vendetta about a dystopian future where London is a police state. A man known only as “V” adopts a mask of Guy Fawkes and fight back while also befriending a woman named Evey who takes up the fight with him.
It’s a deep and layered comic, and while the 2005 movie didn’t capture all of it, it was still a fun watch. And thanks to that film, the Guy Fawkes mask has become a symbol of many people who take up various causes.
Sorry, Alan, but it looks like it’s time for you to get annoyed again.
No word on when any more news on the TV version will be announced let alone when it could hit screens.
Source: Bleeding Cool .