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Old 03-17-2007, 10:01 AM
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Watchmen was a wonderful graphic novel published by DC comics. It will be coming to the big screen directed by Zack Snyder (of 300 and Dawn of the Dead remake fame).

The graphic novel made Time's 100 Greatest Novels. Check it out if you can, hopefully the movie will be just as good!
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:19 PM
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Watchmen was a wonderful graphic novel published by DC comics. It will be coming to the big screen directed by Zack Snyder (of 300 and Dawn of the Dead remake fame).

The graphic novel made Time's 100 Greatest Novels. Check it out if you can, hopefully the movie will be just as good!
It looks good to me. Do you know the starring of this movie?
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For anyone that's read the comics this is a delight. The following is a test shot of Rorschach visible in a single frame at 1:52 in the R-rated 300 trailer!

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Back in the nineties it was a Terry Gilliam-project, and I would have loved to see the film made by him - but he backed out because he said he could make to comicbook work on the screen unless it was at least 3 hours long, and no studio was up to a Gilliam movie that long.
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Has anyone else got the oversized hardcover? It's lush . & there's some nice supplementary stuff included in it.

No word on casting yet, Cruise has (reportedly) been in talks, but I think that's fallen apart (scheduling?), I guess Jude Law would like to be it, he's supposed to have a Ozzymandias tattoo.

He's a link to a cool 'analysing Watchmen' article, & CBR is a really good source for any comic-film related news.

.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=9512

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Oh, and maybe now 300's been a big success WB will up the budget a bit, Snyder's said he'd like $150M, but they want to keep it ~$100M.

There's some Watchmen talk from Snyder in the '300 post game 1 on 1' article in the 'comic reel' section on CBR.

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No word on casting yet, Cruise has (reportedly) been in talks, but I think that's fallen apart (scheduling?)
Please no. As much as I like Cruise, I don't think he is right for this movie - his ego would overshadow the rest!
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I think you can relax Tejstar, there was a direct question about it on CBR (or maybe it was CHUD, I cant remember right now), where Snyder basically said that, yes they had been in talks about it (I got the impression that Snyder introduced him to the comic), but that there was no way it was going to happen.
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I Hope it Finally does happen (It'll be the 3rd attempt at this Movie). This is one of my Favorite stories by Alan Moore.
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Please no. As much as I like Cruise, I don't think he is right for this movie - his ego would overshadow the rest!
Tej let's hope that he is very busy, let's also hope that he is not by any means interested in this movie. Please Mr Cruise stay away.
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I think you can relax Tejstar, there was a direct question about it on CBR (or maybe it was CHUD, I cant remember right now), where Snyder basically said that, yes they had been in talks about it (I got the impression that Snyder introduced him to the comic), but that there was no way it was going to happen.
Good to hear.
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