Thursday, July 17, 2008

Watchmen in 2009

Rorschach from Watchmen (the greatest comic series ever; and, yes, I own all twelve books. I am uber-geek!):
9from MSNBC):
Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, "Watchmen" has been in development for years but finally got the green light under the auspices of "300" director Zack Snyder, who took the story back to its roots by setting it in 1985, the year the graphic novel came out. The story depicts a world where superpowered humans slowly began to appear in the United States after World War II, and the Cold War still looms between the United States and the Soviet Union, which seem destined for a nuclear confrontation.
(from Wikipedia):
Watchmen is a twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Originally published by DC Comics as a monthly limited series from 1986 to 1987, it was later republished as a trade paperback,[1] which popularized the "graphic novel" format. To date, Watchmen remains the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award,[2] and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Time Magazine's 2005 list of "the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present."[3]

The movie will premiere some time next year and I can only hope against hope that it partially lives up to the comic series. With "300"'s director at the helm with his unique stylization of graphic novel tableaus, though, it's very possible. Alan Moore (the writer of the series) is, also, responsible for the graphic novel "V For Vendetta".


lecram sinun said...

Oh yeah... jag told me about this last week. Totally something to look forward to.

The Composter said...

God damn it you're so cool. For a geek. For a guy who thinks he's a geek but doesn't look or act like one. Wait, you're the first Cool Geek. Bye Cool Geek!