Venkman Here with some new 'Watchman' pics that will be included in the new Entertainment Weekly Mag hitting stands this weekend. If you haven't already read the article you definatley should Zack Snyder talks about what he had to go through and what he is still going through to make this movie as truwe to the Comic as he possibly can. The studio likes to interfear with these things. There are a few things that Zack talks about that you may find interesting regarding making 'Watchmen':
''They were going to do it anyway,'' he says. ''And that made me nervous.'' Over many months, and many meetings, Snyder persuaded Warner Bros. to abandon the Greengrass/Hayter script and hew as faithfully as possible to the comic. The key battles: retaining the '80s milieu, keeping Richard Nixon (Moore did consider using an era-appropriate Ronald Reagan, but worried it would alienate American readers), and preserving the villain-doesn't-pay-for-his-crimes climax. ''It was clear that Zack felt an intense obligation to the fans and the book,'' says Warner Bros. Picture Group president Jeff Robinov. ''There was definitely a conversation about the best way to make it contemporary and relevant to today. Zack felt the best way was to go back to the roots of the novel.''
Before Zck got his hands on it it was in the hands of directors like Terry Gilliam (Brazil), Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain), and, most recently, Bourne Supremacy director Paul Greengrass. And the scripts they had out for it were nothing like the graphic novel! The movie would have ben awful! Zack Snyder also told EW:
"In my movie, Superman doesn't care about humanity, Batman can't get it up, and the bad guy wants world peace, Will Watchmen be the end of superhero movies? Probably not. But it sure will kick them in the gut."
This movie is going to be amazing. I can't tell you enough how happy I am with what I saw in the 'Watchmen' trailer. Zack Snyder is doing everything he can to bring us a decent film adaptation from the greatest graphic novels ever. Like Zack said they were going to do it anyway, and they were going to do it wrong.