Alan Moore Will Make His Own Damn Movies, Thank You Very Much
Alan Moore, whose aversion to having his work adapted for the big screen is well established, has decided to make his own original movies in collaboration with longtime friend Mitch Jenkins.
The project is "a multi-layered, multi-episode narrative created by Moore and brought to life by Jenkins," according to a press release. "The working title for the overall series is Show Pieces." The first episode, titled Act of Faith, has already been shot, and the second, Jimmy's End, is due to be shot later this summer.
Described as "occult" and "noir flecked," the short films represent the first work that Moore has written directly for the screen. Until now, he has refused to allow his name to be credited on screen, as the parade of adaptations -- From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta, Watchmen -- has grown longer.
Jenkins, a fellow resident of Northampton, is a commercial photographer turned director. He and Moore previously collaborated on an adaptation of Moore's Unearthing, which was performed live on stage.
Act of Faith and Jimmy's End are set to debut at an event for The Creator's Project in New York in October, and then will be available via The CreatorsProject.com. We'll have to wait how far the "multi-episode, multi-narrative" Show Pieces is extended beyond those two.