Alan Moore hates Hollywood. But that apparently hasn't turned him off from the movie-making process completely. In fact, he and longtime friend Mitch Jenkins are reportedly working on a new film series called "Show Pieces" that is being made without any sort of studio interference.
The project is being described as as a "multi-layered, multi-episode narrative created by Moore and brought to life by Jenkins," Twitch reports. The first episode of the indie, called "Act of Faith," has already been filmed, and the next will be shot later this summer in Northampton. So it seems like Moore's aversion is less with making films and more with the Hollywood system.
But don't expect "Show Pieces" to hit a theater near you any time soon. Moore and Jenkins are planning to have the first two episodes of "Show Pieces" ready by October so they can debut them at The Creator's Project in New York. Following that presentation, they'll be available for fans to watch on TheCreatorsProject.com.
We don't know much about the project, but it is being described as "occult" and "noir flecked." Considering that sounds like just about every Moore comic ever written, this sounds like our cup of tea. Who knows, maybe this positive experience making a film will warm Moore to the Hollywood process (though we doubt it).
"The main reason why comics can’t work as films is largely because everybody who is ultimately in control of the film industry is an accountant," he said back in 2009. "These people may be able to add up and balance the books, but in every other area they are stupid and incompetent and don’t have any talent."
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