Fans of the Watchmen comic were very concerned that Zak Snyder accurately capture the vision created by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore in his film adaptation of Watchmen. To help assuage those fears, Snyder agreed to an extensive Q& A session where he would address the concerns of the fans. Through the work of WatchmenComicMovie, fans submitted questions for Snyder to answer, and answer them he did.
Among the questions Snyder answers:
*Watchmen has been in "development hell" for quite some time. What factors came together to made it happen this time?
*The graphic novel contains quite a bit of symmetry, not only in the artwork, but also in the narration and the dialogue. Scenes happening between characters inadvertently comment on an alternating scene in the next frame. This convention is used quite a bit throughout Watchmen. Are you emulating this technique at all in filming/editing, or do you have another approach?
*We know that the "Black Freighter" is being produced as some sort of add on to the film for home release. What I want to know is will the "Black Freighter" parts cut back and forth to the newsstand and the comic as it does in the book? Will the DVD release have an option to include the "Black Freighter" scenes in context with the film (as they happen in the book) or will it just be a standalone extra?
*What changes have you made to the costumes from the comic and why?
*I was wondering what is the approach that you and Tyler Bates want to take with the soundtrack as far as sound and mood? Are you planning on using the songs mentioned in the graphic novel?
*As we all know, one of the most intriguing elements of Rorschach's costume is the changing patterns on his mask. How is that going to be accomplished on screen?
CLICK HERE to read part one of Zak Snyder's Q&A.
CLICK HERE to read part two of Zak Snyder's Q&A.
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.