There are new reports that the favorite 2005 movieV For Vendetta will be adapted into a television show on Channel 4. Bleeding Cool News reported that the dystopian political thriller adaptation is now in its early stages of development, but nothing is confirmed yet.

Originally, the title was a British graphic novel by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd. It was first published in September 1988 and the series lasted until May 1989.

The planned television adaptation

If ever “V for Vendetta” gets adapted for a television show, it will be the second adaptation of Alan Moore’s work that will be seen on TV.

To recall, HBO was said to also adapt the author’s other comic book series, “Watchmen.” It was also made into a movie in 2009, directed by Zack Snyder, and had a book version published in 1986.

“V” is set in a dystopian world. It is led by a man who strategically planned to bring down a tyrannical government by elaborated revenge. The lead character is inspired by Guy Fawkes and is always wearing his iconic mask. In the movie, the main role was played by Hugo Weaving, together with Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond, John Hurt as Adam Susan, and Stephen Rea as Eric Finch.

Moore opposing movie adaptations

According to Slash Film, Alan Moore condemned the movie adaptation of “V for Vendetta.” However, after he read the script written by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, he asked for his name to be removed and gave the royalties to the novel’s illustrator David Lloyd.

They then followed the request, so the film’s credit was said to be “Based on the Graphic Novel by David Lloyd.”

The 63-year-old English writer also criticized the film version of “Watchmen.” In an interview with LA Times in 2008, he also deprecated the world of Hollywood and movie making. “I find film [sic] in its modern form to be quite bullying,” he said.

For him, movies are spoon-feeding people that affect everyone’s “collective cultural imagination.”

He even compared movie-watchers to newly-hatched birds looking up and just waiting for their mothers to drop something in their mouths. He, too, likened the films to “regurgitated worms,” which he believed “Watchmen” had become.

Moore then admitted that he was sick of those kinds of “worms.”

The series’ home network

The television adaptation of “V for Vendetta” is said to be still waiting for Alan Moore’s approval. Channel 4, is known for having the most critically acclaimed television shows. It is the home of “Humans,” “Black Mirror,” and “Utopia.” So, if the project goes ahead, its storyline will surely be given justice.