The production of Watchmen, possibly the most important comic book movie ever made continues and so far… it looks incredible.
The production team has managed to retain so many visuals from the max-series that I’m beside myself. A comic book series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons that was initially intended to make use of newly acquired characters including Blue Beetle and the Question, Watchmen turned into something far greater. Moore took his know-how from Swamp Thing and the many UK comics he’d worked on and Dave Gibbons grew 20 creative inches taller in one day. Both creators developed a comic book that is still regarded as one of the most definitive statements on super heroes to this day.
By showing the consequences of super heroes in warfare to the complexities of morality and even romantic relationships, this book tore the lid off of super hero comics and exposed its inner workings. Many fear that the Zack Snyder (director of 300) film will be a travesty, but the director maintains his love for the original work and swears that he will stick by it.
If you follow the link to the production blog, it looks like he’s 100% on the level.
Film opens 3.06.09