Alan Moore is one of my favorite comic book writers, and his wild, arcane imagination has given us some wonderful series, such as From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, which were adapted to the big screen. Moore has publicly condemned all of these adaptations…none of which he has ever seen (and has not accepted royalties from after a lawsuit concerning The League of Extraordinary Gentleman in 2003). Now he’s about to willingly put his name on a series of short films, Show Pieces.
When creative genius Alan Moore wrote V for Vendetta in 1982, he couldn’t have foreseen the rise of Anonymous, the online group of hacktivists who took up his protagonist’s facemask as their public identity. But Moore (who also wrote the brilliant Watchmen in 1986) is pleased that they did.