Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Who watches the watchmen?

Before the Marvel's Registration Act, there was the Moore's Keene Act. All costumed vigilantes were banned unless they work for the US government. Sounds familiar, right? So here comes the Watchmen film. Much to Moore's disappointment, I guess. Still, I am excited as usual. The director, Zack Snyder (300, Dawn of the Dead) seems serious in keeping true to the graphic novel.

The Minutemen are, from left: Silhouette, Mothman, Dollar Bill, Nite Owl, Captain Metropolis, The Comedian, Silk Spectre and Hooded Justice. (That's Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian! The lovable and oh-so-cute Denny Duquette of Grey's Anatomy as a killer and rapist.)

And look at the locations - straight out of the comic!

The Watchmen will be shown next year and the pictures of the sets and characters almost makes me believe that this will be a perfect film. There are also plans to release a direct to DVD animation of the "Tales of the Black Freighter" (The raft made of corpses ... BLEH!!) which will include a documentary on Hooded Justice.

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