Steve Norrington's film, based on the graphic novels of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, brings together several literary characters from the Victorian era to prevent the Fantom beginning a world war. It is 1899 and Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) is summoned from Africa by the British government to head a team of men with extraordinary abilities. The team includes Dr Jekyll (Jason Flemyng), Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), vampire Mina Harker (Peta Wilson), Tom Sawyer (Shane West) and invisible man Rodney Skinner (Tony Curran) to form The League. Their assignment is to track down the infamous Fantom, but the catch is that they only have 9 hours before he plans to sabotage the peace conference in Vienna. Will they work as a team and complete the mission or will their egos get in the way?