Matthew Goode plays Ozymandias in Zack Snyder's upcoming adaptation of Watchmen. Yet despite taking the role of one of comics most convoluted characters, the actor revealed to HollywoodChicago.com that he was unaware of the popularity of the comic when the script came his way.
"I was not aware of the popularity of the comic when I received the script," Goode says. "I was was just blown away by the scope of the story and was intrigued by the character they wanted me to play."
Goode spent a total of six months on the set of the film, although he was only involved in a total of 40 days worth of shooting. "I became aware that this story is the Citizen Kane of graphic novels," Goode said. "I think fans of the story will be very pleased with this adaptation."
Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America where costumed heroes are a part of the world's history, and the "Doomsday Clock", which measures the tension between the USA and the U.S.S.R. is constantly at five minutes to midnight. Rorschach, a vigilante who refused to retire when his teammates did, is drawn out by the murder of one of his colleagues, and pulled into a world-wide conspiracy with terrifying implications for the future of mankind.
Watchmen stars Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Carla Gugino and Matt Frewer. The film hits theatres March 10, 2009.