Snyder describes the vision behind the backlot. "Since the New York City that is rendered in the graphic novel is so particular, it was very important to me that our backlot speak the same language, the vernacular of Watchmen. In addition, the backlot needs to function as many different parts of the city, countless store fronts, street corners, alleys, etc. So, with that in mind, we set out to build own own custom backlot here in Vancouver, BC. In my opinion, the results speak for themselves."
Watchmen is an adaptation of the award winning graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It tells the story of a group of retired superheroes who are brought out of retirement by the murder of one of their own, and thrown into investigating a conspiracy which will reshape the world. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Dawn Of The Dead), it stars Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Carla Gugino and Matt Frewer.
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