More cool stuff has been posted to the Watchmenproduction blog - this time a post from artist Dave Gibbons as he visited the set of the film. Gibbons described the visit as "It's perhaps the most surreal experience of my life."
Gibbons is known to comic book fans as the award winning writer and illustrator who co-created The Watchmen comic book with Alan Moore. Some of the symbolic elements which Zack Snyder is working in to the film were created by Moore, while others were created by Gibbons.
In his post, Gibbons describes seeing images from his mind and pen brought to life. "There they are, in a shadowy clubhouse, standing around a map of the USA, just as we'd imagined them. The smoke of the Comedian's cigar hangs in the air as I drink in the details of the scene."
Having your creation brought to life has to be an amazing experience, and it is one which Gibbons clearly appreciates:
And I'm standing amongst them. Nite Owl shakes my hand. The Comedian slaps me on the back. Silk Spectre smiles a dazzling greeting. I'm overwhelmed by the depth and detail of what I'm seeing. But more than that. I'm overwhelmed by the commitment, the passion, the palpable desire to do this right.
I'm starting to feel a glow that eclipses even Dr. Manhattan's...
Watchmen, based on the award winning graphic novel by Alan Moore, 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. Watchmen opens across America on March 6th, 2009.
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