Are you ready for a talky, three-hour deconstruction of the 20th century superhero archetype? That's what Zack Snyder's next project, Watchmen, could end up being if the 300 director stay as faithful to Alan Moore's acclaimed graphic novel as many fans (myself included) hope.
On the eve of Snyder's much-anticipated appearance at the 2007 Comic-Con, we looked at the challenges he'll face bringing Watchmen's complex story to the big screen.
Click here to read the article. And be sure to check back later for highlights from Snyder's Comic-Con panel. Posted 07.27.07 by reelz
It's official, the cast for Watchmen has been put into place. Directed by Zack Snyder, Watchmen will be an adaptation of the DC Comics series about the costumed vigilante, Rorschach.
As we reported earlier, Patrick Wilson has indeed been cast as Nite-Owl. Joining him will be Jackie Earle Haley, who actually joined Wilson in last year's Little Children. This time around, Haley will be playing Rorschach, and not the creepy child molester next door.
Also added to the cast: Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Stage Beauty) as Dr. Manhattan, Matthew Goode (The Lookout, Match Point) as Ozymandias, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey's Anatomy) as the Comedian, and Malin Akerman (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) as the Silk Spectre.
Keep checking Reelz.com for any more Watchmen updates that come up during this weekend's Comic-Con!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Posted 07.25.07 by reelz
A few lucky movie fans found a mysterious message in their email boxes this evening. Sent from someone named "Rorschach" and containing "Who Watches the Watchmen?" in the subject line, the message contained the following brief, cryptic message:
movie being made about masks.
alan moore - 'watchmen'.
more news soon.
Fans of the Watchmen comic will instantly recognize the style of prose as eerily similar to that of the Rorschach character.
The link leads to a site containing a symbol resembling two lower-case r's. Hovering the mouse over the symbol reveals the email address email@example.com.
But that's not all. Click on the mouse and highlight the entire site and you'll see a sentence below the symbol written in Morse code. Upon translation, the sentence reads: "Stood in street. Watched it burn."
In the comic, Rorschach utters those phrases after brutally killing a man suspected of a particularly heinous crime. At that precise moment, he discards his ordinary identity and becomes Rorschach completely.
Director Zack Snyder (300, Dawn of the Dead) is currently in the midst of pre-production on the highly-anticipated Watchmen movie, with principal photography set to begin in September.
Clever viral marketing technique? Elaborate practical joke? We'll keep you posted. Posted 06.29.07 by reelz
Okay, so we've known for a while now that 300
was going to be a big hit, but $70 million! That goes beyond big hit. It's the biggest March opening ever and the third-largest R-rated opening in movie history.
Posted 03.15.07 by reelz
So what does this mean for Hollywood? Well, 300
director Zack Snyder
is now Hollywood's hottest director. His follow-up, an adaptation of the Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen will get a bigger budget and bigger stars attached. The King of the Spartans, Gerard Butler
, is now possibly a superstar. He'll land some A-list caliber roles. And the sword and sandal epic? It's back in a big way. Troy 2
, Alexander's Return
and Gladiator with a Vengeance
are all likely being green lit across Tinseltown this week.