HBO’s Watchmen Teaser Trailer

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With Game of Thrones coming to an end this month, HBO has their work cut out for them trying to replace such a key show in their line-up. We already know that multiple Game of Thrones spinoffs are likely, but in the meantime one of the shows they will be looking to carry that torch is Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic comic Watchmen. This isn’t just another retelling of the comic but rather a sequel and “remix” of sorts that takes place in a contemporary setting but acknowledges the events of the comic in the past. The Watchmen themselves seem to have disappeared but superheroes are still outlawed and the world is an intriguing one. With a cast that includes Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers and Jean Smart, Watchmen arrives on HBO this fall. Check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • pcch7

    I’m very excited for this

  • Jonny Ashley

    I really liked the Zack Snyder adaptation. I bet all it would take to get fans to look back on it fondly is to CG in their squid monster and add a couple scenes and ADR where they say “Squid monster” instead of “Dr Manhattan”. Otherwise it’s a fetishistically accurate adaptation of the comic.

  • pcch7

    I think it makes more sense without the squid, thought that was a good decision to not use it.

  • Hunter Allen

    I love Snyder’s adaptation, though the “fetishistically accurate adaptation of the comic” is so spot-on, and I’ve never known *exactly* how I feel about it as a movie. It’s such a companion piece to the comic, and a companion piece to a comic whose greatest accomplishments are bound up in its formal mastery of the comics medium, at that. Like, it’s almost certainly my *favorite* Snyder film–and I at least like most everything he’s ever done–but I have a hard time calling it his *best.*

    Anyway, Manhattan makes more sense than the squid (I dig both, but it’s just a device, it really doesn’t matter) and the only place where I feel it really falls down is the compression of Rorschach’s spell in prison. On the other hand, I’m about as excited about this HBO show as DC Comics’ own sequel. That is, I can’t shake the feeling it’s kind of a travesty. To each their own, though.

  • Judging by the (amazing) source material I highly doubt that a Watchmen series is gonna draw in the ratings akin to Game of Thrones numbers. This is more likely to be a critic’s favorite (e.g. The Leftovers) than an audience’s.

  • I would say 300 is still his best movie and a near perfect adaption (were it not for the added original content about Saffron Burrows getting raped by Dominic West).

  • Glen

    If anyone’s interested this adaption is loosely based on a series comic books called “Doomsday Clock”. It takes place after the events in “Watchmen”. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons have nothing to do with this comic. It’s out now.

    Here’s a cover of one of the issues.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9169ea670436303416c4d535cd746dc74d3f67e392552e6e6f218ab5b51761b9.jpg

  • Facebook User

    Where’d you get that.??? It has nothing to do with Doomsday Clock – other than they are both connected to the original Watchmen characters.

  • 1138sw

    I was wondering why the clock/ticking motif was being used again. I thought the clock was only pertinent to the original graphic novels and of course movie adaption…

    Hope this is good. Was never a big fan of Lindelof…still think he’s a little to cocky about his talents as a writer. I know the Leftovers was well received though I didn’t find it all that interesting.

    Love Snyder’s adaption though and still think it’s overall production captures the true spirit of the graphic novels!

  • Deven Science

    I immediately got the impression that Jeremy Irons was an older Ozymandias.

  • Glen

    You are right. I was looking at the casting/characters on the Watchmen IMDB page a few months ago. Some of characters listed there were in the comic book “Doomsday Clock” like Reggie Long (Rorschach II) , & the Mime & Marionette. Those characters are now gone from that page.
    I think Veidt is still a wanted man in the TV show like he is in the comic, no?

  • Desmond

    Lindelof is the selling point of this series for me. The guy is a tv auteur. The show is going to be awesome. For me he in 2/2 in home runs in the shows he has created- LOST and The Leftovers..

  • Kurt

    The WB/Snyder movie is a comic book masterpiece. It’s aged extremely well. Hard to like at first, but rewatches definitely prove rewarding. Not sure about the series, good cast tho.