After a few decades worth of comic book stories like Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell that casually changed the medium forever, Alan Moore is giving feature film writing a go. The result is The Show, a trippy thriller that, according to today’s new trailer, looks like the most Alan Moore-ass thing you’ve ever seen in your life. There is no difference between watching this trailer and snorting some pills you found in your grandparents’ closet. Moore himself shows up dressed as a glam rocker trying to sell you Moonpies laced with acid. We’re extremely into it, is what I’m saying.
Directed by Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces), The Show stars Tom Burke as Fletcher Dennis, a mysterious man making his way through a dreamy hell-scape version of Northampton while looking for a stolen object. Along the way, he encounters, and I quote, “dead Lotharios, comatose sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, unlikely 1930s private eyes and violent chiaroscuro women.”
Check out the trailer below. The Show is, according to the trailer, “coming soon.”
Here is the official synopsis for The Show:
A frighteningly focussed 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.