Official Watchmen Promo Images

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.


7 Comments Official Watchmen Promo Images

  1. b March 7, 2008 at 1:14 AM

    the bottom left fellow looks a lot like batman(is he?).

  2. Jaycee March 7, 2008 at 3:11 AM

    cool, thanks for the update. great images!

    b – he’s not batman. if you’ve not read this graphic novel, you really should! as far as i can remember Watchmen is the only comic/graphic novel to have appeared on the Time 100 Greatest Novels list!

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  4. Jon March 7, 2008 at 8:26 AM

    Yeah, i was going to say, that costume looks waaaay too much like Batman.

  5. hanzo March 8, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Bottom left is the Owl guy… well, he looks like batman, because he’s that kind of superhero. It’s not a coincidence he looks like batman, but Moore didn’t just want to copy Batman, there’s a lot more about it… Just read the graphic novel and you’ll get it.

  6. Darryl M March 24, 2008 at 4:52 AM

    I went to Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, while Zack Snyder was attending, the same time director Tarsem (R.E.M. / Losing My Religion) went.

    Zack was always a lighthearted, jokey dude but you never got the sense he’d become a huge director; you got that vibe from Tarsem more.

    So it’s funny how things turned out for Zack, which I’m pleased about cos it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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