Horror fans have mad love for writer/graphic novelist Alan Moore; though From Hell is his only truly terrifying tome, he’s also the creative genius behind Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (all of which were adapted into feature films)—and this represents but a fraction of his output.
Now, Moore is teaming up with director/cinematographer Mitch Jenkins on The Show. While the first look below is rather perplexing in a vacuum, the synopsis describes a hallucinatory fever-dream both mind-boggling and enthralling. We’re definitely excited to see what The Show becomes!
Moore released the following statement regarding The Show:
“With The Show, 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.”
A frighteningly focused man of many talents, passports, and identities arrives at England’s broken heart, a haunted midlands town that has collapsed to a black hole of dreams, only to find that this new territory is as at least as strange and dangerous as he is. Attempting to locate a certain person and a certain
The Show is currently shooting Northampton, UK; the film stars TomBurke (Only God Forgives) supported by Siobhan Hewlett (ShowPieces), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Sheila Atim, Richard Dillane, and Alan Moore himself.