Empire Online spoke with 300 director Zack Snyder about his next project, Watchmen. The film is an adaptation of Alan Moore's comic book series set in the mid-80s when superheroes are outlawed:

"We're getting ready to turn a script that we like into this studio," says Snyder. "They're pretty excited about it...I think the script that Alex (Tse) has done for us is the closest to the graphic novel it's been [since development started], for better or for worse. I feel like Alex has done an awesome job. It's keeping all the things that are cool about the comic". And despite widespread assumptions, Snyder isn't planning to update it from its Cold War setting to the present day, despite both eras sharing a political unrest.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}Finally, though the script is almost ready, Snyder insists it's too early for casting, despite numerous internet speculation.

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