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GODHOOD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:14 am  Reply with quote



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Zach Snyder has come aboard to develop and direct Watchmen, a movie based on Alan Moore and David Gibbons' seminal DC comics graphic superhero novel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=3&id=36723&type=0
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:55 pm  Reply with quote
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I have been hearing about and waiting for the movie adaptation of Watchmen for SOOOO long I have pretty much given up hope that it is ever actually going to come to be
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:08 pm  Reply with quote



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Well I hope they can pull this off, it seems really difficult to write a script with most of what goes on in the limited series. Certain things will be cut out of course.
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It'll be interesting to see what they do with it. I just hope Rorschach doesn't get screwed over in the transition.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:48 am  Reply with quote



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I'll be interested to see how 300 turns out.
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Tony Saint
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:35 am  Reply with quote



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I'd prefer Zack Morris.

So "Watchmen" is going to look like a music video car commercial, huh?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:51 pm  Reply with quote



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It's going to be interesting, I'm pretty excited, Watchmen is one of my favorite things ever written anywhere. I've always thought this would be one of the hardest stories in the world to adapt to a film. There's so much to it.

All I know is Rorschach better rock. He's such a ridiculously cool character.
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Tony Saint
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Could have been Gilliam. Now it's some guy. I wonder if Alan Moore will have his name taken off? Hmm...
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Sifu Scott
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:22 pm  Reply with quote
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Alan Moore has gone on record saying he wants his name taken off anything of his in Hollywood. He was so disgusted with the way LOEG and From Hell came out, that he also said he's done with Hollyweird for good.

Personally, I hope they do a good job with this, but I don't see how current Hollywood can. I'm afraid they're going to go more flash over the real story, boil the charactors into characatures, and genrally fuck up the story line.

I'm a pessimist, however...That way if things turn out good, I'm pleasently surprised.
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Tony Saint
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:34 pm  Reply with quote



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You mean "Boll" the characters into caricatures.

Alan Moore's style isn't suited for movies, at least not the big time. His ideas are commercial, but they're best in their purest form. "V for Vendetta" made for a good flick, but the book is more powerful.

Again, it could have been Gilliam, or someone else with ideas. Now, it's just another property. The final version will have none of the original's snap. Kind of like "Dawn of the Dead."
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I really don't think the comic can be translated into film without losing pretty much all the stuff that makes it work - ie the characterizations and character developments. Hollywood doesn't seem too keen on all that jazz at the best of times.
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Tony Saint
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Sometimes they pull it off, but it depends on the team behind the movie. In this case, I'm far from sold.
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GODHOOD
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:27 pm  Reply with quote



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Snyder Talks Watchmen

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=3&id=37235
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:26 am  Reply with quote



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GODHOOD wrote:
Snyder Talks Watchmen

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=3&id=37235


what the hell was snyder saying?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:57 am  Reply with quote
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After seeing 300, I have no doubt that this movie will kick all kinds of ass!
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