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On the eve of Watchmen

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With only one week to go before the release of Watchmen in cinemas across the globe it is definitely time to get excited, very excited. 

By all  accounts from those who have seen the early previews, the film lives up to expectations. With it being possibly being the most anticipated film adaptation of a comic ever, especially amongst hardcore fanboys, the anticipation of whether it will live up to the legendary graphic novel of industry-god Alan Moore has been felt by fans and the film’s creators alike. At this point, things are looking good. Just by reading any interview with Zack Snyder (director of 300 and the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead), you certainly get the feeling that he is a true fan of the source material and that this film is a labour of love. 

For more tangible evidence that the film is in good hands, just check out the all promotional stuff that is available online. The official website http://watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/ is full of posters, videos and other cool shit that makes you wish you were watching the movie right now damn it! Make sure to visit the site of The New Frontiersmen, based on the fictional right-wing newspaper from Moore’s novel, as it is full of really interesting viral-style articles and other media based on the world of Watchmen.

Who will be watching the Watchmen next week? Well I am for sure, and I guess a whole lot of other people will be too. Will you?


Written by Dale Weber

Thursday, 26 February, 2009 at 5:43 pm

New Watchmen Poster

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Here is the latest poster for the film adaptation of graphic novel Watchmen as reported by SuperHeroHype:


Written by Dale Weber

Thursday, 6 November, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Who will watch the Watchmen? I know I will!

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For any Watchmen fans out there who might be anxious about Zack Snyder’s films adaptation should check out this SuperHeroHype.com report on the latest footage revealed at a Warner Bros.’s studio. 

From the description, I would say this is definitely a film to look forward to, for fans of Alan Moore’s graphic novel, as well as newbies. There is always going to be trepidation when adapting such a complex, and well-loved source material to the screen. And certainly according to some of the comments being left at SuperHeroHype by fans, there is no way the film-makers can please everyone. A little bit of creative license is always going to happen when fitting a story into a new medium. From the trailer, the posters, the comments from Snyder himself and of course the description of this latest footage, I get the feeling that the film will not only look fantastic but will succeed in capturing intricacies of narrative and the mood of the graphic novel as a whole. At least we can all hope!

And here is the trailer if you have not seen it yet:


Written by Dale Weber

Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Watchmen: New posters unveiled for film adaptation

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A whole bunch of posters for the new Watchmen film adapted from the famous graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons can be found at SuperHeroHype.com. The posters look amazing and add to the hope that this film could actually be a pretty good adaptation. It is being helmed by 300 director Zack Snyder, so visually the film is probably in good hands but how he and screenwriters David Hayter & Alex Tse handle the complex narrative of Alan Moore’s masterpiece remains to be seen. If the effort gone into making the posters is translated onto the cinema screen fans should have a film to look forward to.


Here is a link to the Watchmen trailer. Enjoy.


Written by Dale Weber

Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 at 7:08 pm