Thursday, March 6, 2008


Today, Zach Snyder released some promo stills of his big screen film adaptation of Watchmen called, surprisingly, Watchmen. Snyder has released a couple stills already, of the backgrounds and sets that match Dave Gibbons' designs. But now, we get our full shots of the Watchmen cast. Here are Rorshach, the Silk Spectre, the Comedian, Nite Owl and Ozymandias. So far, I'm liking what I see. The Comedian is especially close to what he looks like in the comic. Nite Owl is a little too muscular for my liking. In the comic, Daniel was a little pudgy and a little middle age. Ozymandias has a pretty po-faced expression, but his costume looks decent, even though the colour scheme has changed, but then again, gold on film looks a different than gold on page. So now we're a year away from Watchmen and I'm starting to build a smidge of excitement. I still think that adapting Watchmen from the comic medium to film is nigh on impossible, if only because of the pacing and structure. But we'll see, won't we?

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