The first trailer has been trailer has been released for The Show, the upcoming “Gothic fantasy” film from the pen of acclaimed comic book creator Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell, V for Vendetta).
“With The Show, I wanted to apply the storytelling ability accumulated during the rest of my varied career to the medium of film,” said Moore with regards to his first foray into the world of film. “I wanted to take some very old-school approaches to film and to find out, alongside [director] Mitch Jenkins, what would happen if you connected them up with some very modern ideas and technical capabilities, and I wanted to make a piece of radical and progressive cinema that was also ridiculously sumptuous, involving and entertaining: a genuinely spectacular show.”
Watch the rather surreal trailer here…
“A frighteningly focused 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 features a cast that includes Tom Burke, Ellie Bamber, Siobhan Hewlett and Sheila Atim, along with Alan Moore himself.