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.
According to Deadline, these talks took place several months ago, while director Zack Snyder was still hard at work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. At this time, it's believed that no active talks are on-going. Zack Snyder is very busy with his DC Comics slate of films coming up, starting with Dawn of Justice next year. He is also overseeing the entirety of the DCEU, along with directing Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. It's believed that he doesn't have a lot of time to devote to a TV series.
If the Watchmen TV series does move forward in the near future, it isn't known how much Zack Snyder will actually be involved. His participation in the actual production is speculated to be very limited. Watchmen was first published as a 12 issue miniseries in 1986, created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins. Zack Snyder directed a feature film adaptation of the title in 2009. If the show moves forward, this will continue to expand the DC brand to another Time Warner TV Network, joining The CW, who currently have The Flash and Arrow airing new episodes, with DC's Legends of Tomorrow coming in spring 2016. CBS has Supergirl airing this fall, and Fox has Gotham airing in its second season. At this moment, TNT is currently developing a live-action series based on Teen Titans simply titled Titans.Read More
A Watchmen TV show? That's what a new rumor claims may be happening at HBO, with original director Zack Snyder in-line to produce this retelling of the popular comic book miniseries. Zack Snyder first directed an adaptation of Alan Moore's iconic tale in 2009, but it failed to set the box office on fire. Many fans thought it was better suited to a long form storytelling format. And that may turn out to be the case.
Even before it went into production, many believed Alan Moore's seminal DC Comics adventure Watchmen was to unwieldy for the big screen. It is a monster work of interconnecting story lines and referential plot. And even with a runtime of 3 hours, it all couldn't be contained within the frame work of Zack Snyder's film. So now he wants to try again. This time, the story will be told in a serialized nature better suited to its attributes.Read More
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