Watchmen Comic Coming to the Big Screen

Warner Bros. have announced that they have purchased the rights to Watchmen now infamous graphic novel written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It’s a novel that portrays the behind the scenes events of a group of superheroes and has become one of the pioneering graphic novels. Time magazine recently named it one of the top 10 graphic novels of all time. As well, it was the sole graphic novel to be named in their list of the 100 best novels since 1923. The film is being produced by Lloyd Levin (Hellboy) who is currently working on the 9/11 film Flight 93. Paul Greengrass was originally slated to direct Watchmen but his name has since been removed from the project. This film has had quite a history with directors like Terry Gilliam and Darren Aronofsky all slated to direct at some point. However, Greengrass is busy working with Levin on Fight 93, so I think something could be brewing here and I imagine seeing his name pop up again.

  • Yeah this movie sounded like it was pretty close to being in production at one point although they never nailed down any cast members that I’m aware of. I guess with Warner Brothers picking it up this will rescue it from the standstill that the project is currently at, although they will be starting all over again from scratch.

    I love that picture of Alan Moore. Now that’s what a serious writer looks like.

  • Zak

    yeah, he reminds me of rob zombie. in other words he looks like a genius.

  • Nuno

    I wonder if it’s possible to make a faithful Alan Moore apaptation. They better not leave out the naked, 50ft Dr. Manhattan and his blue wang.

  • dapper dan

    Ths film should not be made, it’s impossible to catch all the threads of this fabulous novel up in a 1-2 hr extravagansa.

    That said I will watch it when it is released.