It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story - the story of The Watchmen.
"Watchmen" is based on the 12-part DC Comics series written by Alan Moore and featuring art by Dave Gibbons.
Last week, producer Joel Silver made some surprising comments about the 2009 adaptation Watchmen, stating that director Zack Snyder was too much of a "slave" to the original graphic novel by Alan Moore, while revealing that he preferred Terry Gilliam's original take on the project.
In the original graphic novel, an alien squid attack is the event that brings all the warring nations of Earth together, but in the movie adaptation, Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) was perceived as this world-altering threat. In Terry Gilliam's ending, Ozymandias (Matthew Goode) convinced Dr. Manhattan to go back in time and prevent his own creation, which caused several different changes to the story.Read More
While doing press for his upcoming action-thriller Non-Stop, producer Joel Silver revealed new details about an earlier version of Watchmen that was worked on by director Terry Gilliam and writer Sam Hamm, which was much different than Zack Snyder's version. If you haven't seen Watchmen or read the original graphic novel, there will be spoilers throughout the rest of this story.
It's interesting to ponder how the landscape would have changed, had Jon Osterman not turned into Dr. Manhattan, who is the only one of the Watchmen who had superhuman powers.Read More
Bleeding Cool is reporting that a Watchmen 2 sequel might be in the works.
It was initially said that DC Comics Publisher and President Paul Levitz had stopped any Watchmen 2 projects from percolating. Levitz felt that this would severely go against Watchmen creator's Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons hopes for the story.Read More
You can bring a superhero blockbuster home in a definitive DVD and Blu-ray set this November. Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 3. The five-disc standard-definition set will be priced at $43.87 SRP while the four-disc BD set will be priced at $59.99 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art and the special features below. The film stars Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Malin Ackerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Matthew Goode.
The Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut is a new and final version of the blockbuster film from Zack Snyder. This version weaves Tales of the Black Freighter into the Watchmen Director's Cut film that makes this the perfect gift for every die hard fan of the graphic novel.Read More
According to Variety Warner Bros. has put together a theatrical release schedule for Zack Snyder's director's cut of Watchmen.
The screenings will start July 17 at four theaters in Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York.Read More
You can bring one of the biggest superhero films of all time home on DVD and Blu-ray this July. Watchmen will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 21. The film will be released in a barebones single-disc edition, a two-disc Director's Cut edition and a two-disc Director's Cut Blu-ray edition. We don't have pricing details for these titles, but you can take a look at the cover art and the special features below. The film stars Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Malin Ackerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Matthew Goode.
Someone's killing our super heroes. The year is 1985 and super heroes have banded together to respond to the murder of one of their own. They soon uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger. The super heroes fight to stop the impending doom only to find themselves a target for annihilation. But, if our super heroes are gone, who will save us?Read More
According to Variety, for the first time in the home entertainment industry, Warner Home Video will be linking up "friend" networks on Facebook.
This will allow the communities on these sites to watch Warners' Blu-ray Disc releases. This all begins with the release of Watchmen Directors Cut.Read More
Monsters Vs. Aliens fought it out at the box office this weekend, destroying everything else in its wake. The DreamWorks animated comedy took in an estimated $58.2 million, not only making it the number one film, but also the top grossing weekend earner of the year. DreamWorks first foray into 3D animation certainly paid off. And we might just be looking at their next big CGI franchise.
Opening in second place was Peter Cornwell's scary The Haunting in Connecticut, which took in a surprising $23 million. No one expected this ghostly tale to perform so well, which only prove that cheap thrills never go out of style. Speaking of which, Nicolas Cage's doomsday epic Knowing got knocked into third place in its second week of release. Taking in another $14.7 million, the film has earned an estimated cumulative gross of $46.2 million.Read More