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Connery's League Of Heroes

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With seven James Bond films, roles in "The Rock" and "Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade", and an Oscar for "The Untouchables," Sean Connery is no stranger to action.

He visits The Early Show Friday to talk about his newest movie, "The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman." He plays adventurer Allan Quatermain, who leads a team of legendary superheroes.

Quatermain's extraordinary League is comprised of Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), Dracula vampiress Mina Harker (Peta Wilson), an invisible man Rodney Skinner (Tony Curran), American secret service agent Sawyer (Shane West), Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Jason Flemyng). Richard Roxburgh ("Moulin Rouge") plays the League's enigmatic recruiter, M.

The League members enter their union with inherent suspicion toward one another. They are staunch individualists - outcasts in fact, with checkered pasts and singular gifts that have been both blessing and curse. Now, they must learn to trust each other and work as a team for the very hope of civilization.

Connery describes Quatermain as "an instinctive, old-fashioned character embodying a different era." Once an avowed proponent of Her Majesty's government, Quatermain is now a disillusioned and idle legend lured by the opportunity to fight, perhaps for the final time, the good fight.

With little preparation and no time to lose, they will be transported via Captain Nemo's extraordinary submarine, the Nautilus, to the frontline of defense: Venice, Italy. There, a masked madman known as the Fantom plans to sabotage a conference of world leaders by setting off a domino chain of explosions, sinking the entire city.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has 96 hours to save the world.

Based on the acclaimed comic books by Alan Moore (From Hell) and Kevin O' Neill, the film is directed by Stephen Norrington ("Blade") from a screenplay by James Dale Robinson. Don Murphy ("From Hell," "Natural Born Killers") and Trevor Albert ("Groundhog Day," "Bedazzled") are the producers, and Sean Connery and Mark Gordon ("Saving Private Ryan") are executive producers. The co-producer is Michael Nelson.

Principal photography on the 20-week shoot occurred almost entirely in Prague, with additional shooting in Malta and Los Angeles.