For about the last 10 years now comic books have become one of the hottest places to find good material for movies. Very few of these movies though have been based off comics that are considered to be “classics” by fans. That all changes next year with the release of Watchmen, a comic written by Alan Moore in 1986 that changed the very notion of what a comic book could really be. The story is set in the United States in 1985, where a world filled by super heroes is on the brink of a nuclear war. The story begins with one of the Watchmen being murdered, leading into a journey of who did it and the bigger implications of why.
The movie is going to be directed by Zack Snyder, know for his true-to-form adaptation of 300, which was a graphic novel by writer/artist Frank Miller. Snyder did a great job visually, though the screenplay was way too wordy, probably an attempt at making up for the fact that the graphic novel had very little speaking. I have a feeling that he’s going to do a good job of sticking to the book, and seeing the images above make me all the more confident. I think the Comedian (the guy with the shotgun) looks absolutely spot on, and the changes made to Nite Owl and Ozymandias present a good update to the original outfits.
The movie is supposed to come out 1 year from today, so hopefully they release some trailers soon to quench my thirst for more! For more info about the movie, check out the official Watchmen movie blog which is written by Zack Snyder himself.