We already associate Alan Moore with graphic novels that got awesome live-action adaptations like Watchmen and V for Vendetta. But what if the comic legend himself stars in a movie he wrote himself? That's exactly what we're getting in The Show, and the bizarre first trailer for the film features Alan Moore being very Alan Moore.
The trailer for The Show opens with a man waking up to unusual surroundings. "I've had some pretty strange dreams," he admits. "Dreams are serious things."
But is this a dream or is this reality? The scenery is beautiful yet also confusing, almost like an acid trip with a darker color palette. But amidst all that, Moore is a scene-stealer as a mysterious moon man sitting on a moon. Seriously, this looks amazing.
The synopsis for The Show Reads as follows:
"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."
The Show is directed by Mitch Jenkins and stars Tom Burke, Siobhan Hewlett, Alan Moore, Ellie Bamber, Darrell D'Silva, Richard Dillane, Christopher Fairbank, and Sheila Atim. The film has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for updates on this story.