We’ve got the first look at Alan Moore’s first original screenplay ‘The Show‘, which is currently shooting here in the UK. If you think you’ve heard his name but don’t know of Alan Moore, well, he’s the author of such seminal graphic novels and comics as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. But, interestingly, despite much of his work being adapted for the screen, this is his first original feature film screenplay which will surely open up that scope even further.
Directed by Mitch Jenkins, who has worked with Moore on a cult series of short films, Show Pieces, The Show stars Tom Burke in the lead role, alongside Siobhan Hewlett, Ellie Bamber, Sheila Atim, Richard Dillane and Moore himself. The Show is based around Fletcher Dennis (Burke), a man who’s been hired to track down a stolen artefact, and the investigation brings him into contact with the most unusual and dangerous elements in Moore and Jenkins’ hometown of Northampton…
Moore had this to say about the project:
“I wanted to apply the storytelling ability accumulated during the rest of my varied career to the medium of film. I wanted to see if it was possible to create an immersive and addictive world with no throwaway dialogue and no throwaway characters, a world where every character is memorable, distinctive and attempting to steal the whole show for themselves, just as we do in real life.
I wanted to take some very old-school approaches to film and to find out, alongside Mitch Jenkins, what would happen if you connected them up with some very modern ideas and technical capabilities, and I wanted to make a piece of radical and progressive cinema that was also ridiculously sumptuous, involving and entertaining: a genuinely spectacular show.”
With production currently under way, we’ll bring you the latest on The Show as we hear it.