I know what you're thinking: "Writers as movie action heroes? Have you seen writers? Come on." But what if those writers were the men responsible for The War of the Worlds, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? And what if those works were transcriptions of their real-life adventures?
Sony is being very guarded with the details of The Royal Honours Society, a pitch it just bought from screenwriter Ernest Lupinacci, other than to say that it follows sci-fi grandmasters H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson on a merry tale of adventurous derring-do.
Could be fun, in a stiff-upper-lip sort of way. Just as long as it's better than The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which starred many of these writers' creations. That movie still gives me shivers.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)