Zack Snyder has updated the official Watchmen production blog with a message to the cast and crew, thanking them for the work they have done on the film. Snyder took time to thank the fans of the Watchmen comic as well.
I promise to refrain from getting too sentimental, but I want to take a moment to say thanks to the Watchmen cast & crew. You have all been phenomenal. It has been quite an experience and I could not have done it without the hard work and determination of each and every one of you. A film adaptation of Watchmen has been in the works for almost 20 years and thanks to you, it is finally in the can.
Snyder also thanked them for the level of attention to detail that the crew put forth. From previous entries on the blog, it is clear that it was very important to Snyder that the film capture the essence of the graphic novel as closely as possible, so it makes sense that he would appreciate the effort of the crew to help him in that mission.
As a "thank you" to the fans, in lieu of a wrap gift, Snyder also posted a picture to the blog taken from the film. The picture shows Rorschach lighting someone on fire, and should do a lot to sate fan curiosity about the film and how their favorite psychotic superhero will be portrayed.
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. The film opens across America on March 6th, 2009.