1. Sean Connery Takes Charge Of Latest Film

    By Tim Roth on 2003-06-01

    Ex-James Bond Sean Connery has taken charge of the big-budget blockbuster film “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.

    He has been overseeing the editing process of the film from bases in the Bahamas, New York and Los Angeles.

    Filming of the movie, which ended earlier this year, was dogged by a series of arguments between the actor and director Stephen Norrington.

    It was also disrupted when flooding on location in Prague damaged sets worth £7 million.

    A spokesperson for Connery told the London Evening Standard: "Sean often sits in on the editing of his films. He’s simply living up to his responsibilities."

    The film is based on a graphic comic book series about a group of characters from literature’s most famous action, fantasy and adventure novels who are commissioned by Queen Victoria to prevent a madman from taking over the world.

    Connery plays adventurer Allan Quatermain, with Jason Flemyng, Stuart Townsend and Richard Roxburgh taking on some of the other roles.

    “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” opens in the US in July, with UK dates still being decided.

    Source: Ananova