Prepare for Another Adaptation from Graphic Novelist Alan Moore
Alan Moore’s graphic novels have inspired some of the most memorable action flicks in recent years, including Watchmen and V for Vendetta.
Now, Moore’s From Hell will get the small-screen treatment. FX has picked up a drama series based on the story, which chronicles Jack the Ripper’s exploits from the killer’s perspective.
Don Murphy will executive produce the series. It’s not the first time Murphy has been attached to From Hell—he produced 2001′s well-received film adaptation, which starred Johnny Depp and Robbie Coltrane. Sources say that Murphy always saw the story’s structure and plot as more conducive to TV, and that the recent explosion of high-quality dramas led him to push the project.
In the meantime, Moore’s graphic novel is worth revisiting. Moore released instalments of the 572-page epic from 1989 to 1996, and included 46 pages of footnotes to add depth and historical detail to the plot.
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