Long in protest of his comic book works being adapted into films, Alan Moore has finally taken matters into his own hands. You want an Alan Moore film? Well, here you go, straight from the man himself. It’s basically “What if Rob Zombie made a Terry Gilliam movie?”
Here’s the synopsis, which is both terribly obtuse and completely apt given this first trailer:
“A frighteningly focussed 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 artefact for his insistent client, he finds himself sinking in a quicksand twilight world of dead Lotharios, comatose sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, unlikely 1930s private eyes and violent chiaroscuro women…and this is Northampton when it’s still awake. Once the town closes its eyes there is another world entirely going on beneath the twitching lids, a world of glittering and sinister delirium much worse than any social or economic devastation. Welcome to the British nightmare, with its gorgeous flesh, its tinsel and its luminous light-entertainment monsters; its hallucinatory austerity.”
It is not yet clear when The Show will give us its full tale of Alan Moore’s Drag Race moon-wizard look.