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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Previous Incarnations: "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003)
Movies or TV: TV
Why: Alan Moore's witty, dense and inventive "Justice League of Victorian England" deserves far better than the dispiritingly unfaithful 2003 feature flop. With three volumes already available for adaptation, why not give the pop culture pastiche the kind of deluxe cinematic TV treatment that has worked so well for "Game of Thrones" and "True Blood"? With the help of a smart showrunner, HBO could easily have another buzzy genre hit with the adventures of Mina Harker, Allan Quartermain, Captain Nemo and crew.
- Geoff Berkshire