We all know Alan Moore as the genius behind some of the greatest graphic novels ever made, such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. His works have been adapted to both the big and the small screen, but now for the first time, he is responsible for penning an original movie script and we now get to see the first trailer.
The trailer for The Show is an extraordinary sight. It promises a bizarre, mystical, trippy experience. It does not reveal a lot of the movie’s plot, though we do get to see Alan Moore himself covered in glitter.
The official synopsis of the movie reads: “Fletcher Dennis (Tom Burke), a man of many talents, passports, and identities, arrives in Northampton—a strange and haunted town in the heart of England, as dangerous as he is. On a mission to locate a stolen artifact for his menacing client, Fletcher finds himself entangled in a twilight world populated with vampires, sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, noir private eyes, and masked avengers. He quickly sinks into a bizarre and delirious black hole, that is hidden just beneath the surface of this seemingly quiet town. Soon enough Fletcher discovers that dreams and reality have been blurred and there might no longer be a real-world to go back to… Welcome to The Show.”
Mitch Jenkins is the director behind the movie. This is his first feature movie. Mike Elliott, Tom Brown, and Jim Mooney produced the movie alongside Jenkins and Moore.
The Show is set to premiere at the Sitges Film Festival on October 12th.