The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: In anticipation of the release of the much-discussed League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lights Out had the recent pleasure of sitting down with two of the film's equally extraordinary stars, Shane West and Peta Wilson. West (who plays the fearless American spy, Tom Sawyer) and Wilson (who dawns the cape of Dracula's vampiric lover, Mina Harker) both beamed with equal enthusiasm for the finished film.
LXG came to life as the brainchild of graphic novelist Alan Moore, whose imaginary tale united several unique characters from classic English literature, ranging from the aquatic Captain Nemo to the monstrous Mr. Hyde. These characters, emerging from a wonderful history of rich storytelling, have leapt from the page to the screening in the hope of entertaining modern movie audiences.
Inevitably, comparisons will emerge between the two presenations, a process for which West and Wilson are readily prepared. As West's Tom Sawyer serves as a cinematic addition to the group, the young actor feels the most likely to by targeted for critcism.
"Once I read the comic and knew that my character wasn't in the book," says West, "I became more interested, mostly because I was able to take this as an opportunity to create something that I'm guaranteed nobody else was going to create