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    Alan Moore's First Film is a Surreal Interactive Neo Noir and Here is the NSFW Prologue Video

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    Whether or not you know Alan Moore, you likely know his work, groundbreaking grown-up graphic novels like The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, V For Vendetta, Watchmen. What you may not know is that while his work is like candy to Hollywood, he doesn’t take very kindly to cinematic adaptations of his work. If he’s going to do film, he’s going to do it his way.

    So to make the cinematic leap, the British fantasy wizard has teamed up with director Mitch Jenkins for a non-linear, multi-platform TV series called The Show. Produced by Lex Projects, the occult, noir-flecked, Twin Peaks-ish films are Moore’s first work written specifically for the screen, and explore a strange alternate universe in Moore’s hometown of Northampton, a place he calls “Nighthampton.”

    The first episode, called “Jimmy’s End,” introduces the cast of characters that inhabit this netherworld, centered around a working man’s club. In the clip above, “Act of Faith,” we get a taste of some of the sinister stuff to come: mystery, lingerie, kinky sex, and haunting music composed by Andy Broder (Fog) and Adam Drucker (doseone). And yeah—it’s dark and NSFW.

    “Jimmy’s End,” up next, is set to premiere in Northampton on November 25th, and stream online that day at Motherboard and at jimmysend.com. The trailer, below, is set to a song by Broder and Drucker (who go by Crook&Flail), sung by Tunde Adebimpe (of TV On The Radio), with lyrics written by Alan Moore.

    We’re also thrilled to be making a behind-the-scenes documentary about the project, due out next week, and publishing clues to some of its secret story lines. Stay tuned.

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