Watchmen the movie, in pre production

TykjenTykjen Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-21 Member: 12552Posts: 945 Fully active user
edited March 2007 in Off-Topic
Directed by 300's Zack Snyder!
Wow is all I can say. Left speechless.
In one of the 300 trailers, they hid a teasing picture of Rorschach :o


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Brightened it up a bit, and got even more teased..
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For those of you that havent read Watchmen by Alan Moore, please do. You wont regret it.

More info, and im quoting:

Reelz just aired an interview with Snyder about Watchmen. I asume it was supposed to be about 300, but he knows the masses have moved onto Watchmen.

http://www.reelzchannel.com/moviedetail.as...mp;clipid=18326

He said:

-- Film will take place in the 80's, Cold War included ("it's not my story to change")
-- The film will run around 3 hours (he compared it to LOTR)
-- The film will include stuff from the Black Freighter
-- Tom Cruise will NOT be in the cast (although they did speak)
-- Gerard Butler WILL be in the cast (undetermined character)
-- Multiple other characters have been cast, but he's not at liberty to say (yet)

Im so teased now..just blew a circuit I think.
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  • OmegamanOmegaman Members Join Date: 2004-01-11 Member: 25239Posts: 1,829
    I think I've actually read the script before somewhere on the internet, and it's a really good one.
  • twoflowtwoflow Singing Drunk Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 1950Posts: 1,867 Advanced user
    Three hours? Comparison to Lord of the Rings? Pffftfp.

    Still though, exciting news. Only recently read the comics, not half bad are they? Rorschach makes a brilliant anti-hero. Wonder who they'll get to play Dr. Manhattan and the Comedian?
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  • SurgeSurge asda4a3sklflkgh Members Join Date: 2002-07-14 Member: 944Posts: 1,962
    Apparently they're looking into Ron Perlman for the Comedian.

    Oh, and hi Tykjen. I never realized you went to the NS Forums. It's Surgey, from the Fallout channel. biggrin-fix.gif
  • enf0rcerenf0rcer intrigued... Members Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14584Posts: 2,473 Advanced user
    QUOTE(Surge @ Mar 24 2007, 09:59 PM) »

    Apparently they're looking into Ron Perlman for the Comedian.



    He has such a huge jaw.


    oh - yea the movie sounds interesting too. 3 hours though, I hope you don't have to be a huge fan to enjoy it. I'd never heard of watchmen prior to this.
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  • MerkabaMerkaba Digital Harmony Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 22Posts: 2,571
    edited March 2007
    *crosses fingers that it ends up an Alan Moore movie adapted comic that he isn't embarrased to have his name in the credits for*

    The sad part is I already know the ending of the story...but should be pretty awesome to see on screen.
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  • twoflowtwoflow Singing Drunk Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 1950Posts: 1,867 Advanced user
    The final scenes in New York should be impressive on the big screen.
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  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Posts: 10,571 Advanced user
    I have not actualy read all of watchmen yet. I read some when I was at a friend's house, but never got around to buyign a copy for my self (I really should).

    Well, as with all comics/graphic novles turned to movies, I hope it comes out great!
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  • ChimpZealotChimpZealot The Elite Demo Detective Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-30 Member: 10315Posts: 481
    QUOTE(Merkaba @ Mar 24 2007, 10:49 PM) »

    *crosses fingers that it ends up an Alan Moore movie adapted comic that he isn't embarrased to have his name in the credits for*

    The sad part is I already know the ending of the story...but should be pretty awesome to see on screen.

    As much as I love and respect the guy's work, he's a complete egotistical ######bag who will never be happy with any movie based on his works.
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  • TykjenTykjen Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-21 Member: 12552Posts: 945 Fully active user
    Hey Surge!
    Many thanks to you for knowing about the Rorscharch picture smile-fix.gif
    got me all hyped
  • TykjenTykjen Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-21 Member: 12552Posts: 945 Fully active user
    edited July 2007
    The cast list of Watchmen has been announced.

    No Ron Pearlman as the comedian..a lil dissapointed. But since it timespans from the early 40's to late 80's, I guess they needed a young age range on the cast.

    Now its only a matter of time for the viral campaigns to show up.
  • ShockehShockeh If a packet drops on the web and nobody&#39;s near to see it... NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9336Posts: 3,730 mod
    *Prays to all that is holy that this is good*

    I've read Watchmen hundred's of times, and never tired of it as a comic. Please, PLEASE don't do this injustice.
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    Zack Snyder was cheated when he didn't win the Oscar for "Most Egregious Use of Slow Motion" ever. Return of the King shouldn't have won; it was a distant second.

    I have no doubts he can stretch Watchmen out to 3 hours. Half of it will be in slow-mo.
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  • puzlpuzl The Old Firm Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Join Date: 2003-02-26 Member: 14029Posts: 4,112 mod
    Considering how awful 300 was, I'm nervous about Watchmen.

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    For those of you who haven't read Watchmen, it's a comic, and Time magazine rated it as one of the 100 best novels. Therefore, you should go read it.

    I really really hope this doesn't suck.
  • sherpasherpa stopcommandermode Members Join Date: 2006-11-04 Member: 58338Posts: 1,043
    $%£*'

    300 WAS THE BEST BLOKE MOVIE EVER
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    QUOTE(sherpa @ Jul 26 2007, 10:55 AM) »

    $%£*'

    300 WAS THE BEST BLOKE MOVIE EVER


    If "bloke movie" is industry-speak for shirtless men stabbing each other in slooooooooowwwwwwwww motion and occasionaly in superreallyfastspedup time, then sure. Otherwise... not so much.
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    What is wrong with being a racist?

  • TykjenTykjen Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-21 Member: 12552Posts: 945 Fully active user
    I doubt Watchmen will be a series too much ultra boring use of slo mo. Remember Snyder did also direct Dawn of the dead, which i think he did with great success. The only thing in common it will have with 300, is that he will go for the 200% greenscreen studios.
  • ChimpZealotChimpZealot The Elite Demo Detective Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-30 Member: 10315Posts: 481
    The only really bad casting decision is Malin Akerman as Sally Jupiter. It really goes against the feeling of the comic to have some blonde bombshell playing her.
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  • HazeHaze O RLY? Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-07 Member: 18018Posts: 4,858
    QUOTE(puzl @ Jul 26 2007, 12:05 PM) »

    Considering how awful 300 was, I'm nervous about Watchmen.


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  • BlackMageBlackMage [citation needed] Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-06-18 Member: 17474Posts: 3,196
    QUOTE(puzl @ Jul 26 2007, 11:05 AM) »

    Considering how awful 300 was, I'm nervous about Watchmen.

    THIS IS BLASPHEMY
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    QUOTE(Haze @ Jul 26 2007, 05:03 PM) »

    QUOTE(puzl @ Jul 26 2007, 12:05 PM) »

    Considering how awful 300 was, I'm nervous about Watchmen.

    BURN IN HELL COMMUNIST.

    Actually, in terms of a movie adaptation of a graphic novel? it sucked HORRIBLY.

    In terms of awesome fight scenes with nifty one liners?
    Awesome!

    QUOTE(Black_Mage @ Jul 26 2007, 06:16 PM) »

    QUOTE(puzl @ Jul 26 2007, 12:05 PM) »

    Considering how awful 300 was, I'm nervous about Watchmen.

    THIS IS BLASPHEMY

    no, that was PUZL!
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  • SurgeSurge asda4a3sklflkgh Members Join Date: 2002-07-14 Member: 944Posts: 1,962
    QUOTE(Black_Mage @ Jul 26 2007, 09:16 PM) »

    THIS IS BLASPHEMY


    THIS IS SPARTA!!!

    ...it seemed appropriate. Also, I'm glad this thread is resurrected. I hope this movie is so good.
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    QUOTE(Surge @ Jul 27 2007, 02:04 AM) »

    THIS IS SPARTA!!!

    This is Madness!

    (Sorry)

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  • DrSuredeathDrSuredeath Members Join Date: 2002-11-11 Member: 8217Posts: 1,765
    edited July 2007
    WTF, when 300 came out, I was being blasted left and right for being harsh on it. I was so alone and thrown in the pit of hell. Where the hell did the rest of you naysayers come from?

    And why should NYC scene be big? It was what? 2 pages? Before and After? I'd rather have be like that.
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Members Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Posts: 10,499
    QUOTE(DrSuredeath @ Jul 27 2007, 12:28 PM) »

    WTF, when 300 came out, I was being blasted left and right for being harsh on it. I was so alone and thrown in the pit of hell. Where the hell did the rest of you naysayers come from?

    And why should NYC scene be big? It was what? 2 pages? Before and After? I'd rather have be like that.


    I think it's pretty obvious: we were smart enough to stay down and keep from getting blasted back when everyone was super fired up about the movie biggrin-fix.gif

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    What is wrong with being a racist?

  • BlackMageBlackMage [citation needed] Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-06-18 Member: 17474Posts: 3,196
    /me slow-mo stabs tycho in the gut
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  • TykjenTykjen Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-21 Member: 12552Posts: 945 Fully active user
    edited February 2008
    Bumping to add a new teaser pic and some info that got me off the bluescreen paranoia I thought this movie might get =)

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    http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/2007/11/the_backlot.html

    My expectations just went up a few notches..sweet
  • CabooseCaboose title = name(self, handle) Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13597Posts: 4,708 Advanced user
    Meh, that pic is nothing. What got me excited was the newsstand!

    I mean seriously, they are including the newsstand! And he's reading the Black Freighter! If they include this, I'll die of happiness.

    Just from that, I have hope that this will be a close adaptation.
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    QUOTE(Haze @ Jul 27 2007, 10:53 AM) »
    Thats the best game of Magic ever. :3

    Seriously. I know this is resurrected and all but I hadn't seen that before and it was all I could do it keep from busting out laughing at my work.
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