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Old 02-20-2008, 03:15 AM   #1
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Watchmen Adaptation Filming Wraps Up

So, the much discussed, much anticipated, equally dreaded Watchmen film-adaptation has passed the filming hurdle and is moving into the post-production stages, it's time to revisit it.

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That's a wrap!

I promise to refrain from getting too sentimental, but I want to take a moment to say thanks to the Watchmen cast & crew. You have all been phenomenal. It has been quite an experience and I could not have done it without the hard work and determination of each and every one of you. A film adaptation of Watchmen has been in the works for almost 20 years and thanks to you, it is finally in the can. It has been such a pleasure to be surrounded by a team that is so dedicated and that has given 110% each and every day. I am extremely grateful for the level of attention to detail put forth by each department to capture all of the texture that makes Watchmen the incredibly unique property that it is. Although we still have a lot of work to do in post, the shoot has been an experience I will not soon forget!

Thank you,

Zack

P.S. While I'm in the process of thanking people, I figure it's a good time to say thanks to the Watchmen fans for all of their continued support. Since the crew got wrap gifts, I figured you deserved a little something as well. So, to bring a little closure to the previous "Storyboard" blog, I've included a frame from the film that shows what it looks like when it all comes together. Thanks!
Here is the frame in question, along with the storyboard as well as the original frame from the com..graphic novel, in reverse order.





Additional storyboards can be found:
http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/2008/01/storyboards.html

While previews of the set can be found:
http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/2007/11/the_backlot.html

Unbiased comment? I'm excited. I loved the graphic novels and this looks like they're keeping it very faithful. There's been word of the alternate history being explained in an opening montage, which could be hit or mess.

Nonetheless, I can't wait to see what happens March 9, 2009. We know Alan Moore will be boycotting it, but that's the only certainty at this point. Dave Gibbons seems to approve so far.

http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:03 AM   #2
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I haven't read the grpahic novels yet but I'm siked for this. Most A. Moore stuff is awesome/.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:21 AM   #3
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I tried to the read comic, but the first one was boring as hell, and I just couldn't finish it
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:54 AM   #4
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Holy crap, Rorscharch!
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:31 AM   #5
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Looks like fun.

Need to track down the book again, first time round it confused me like crazy.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:36 AM   #6
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Looks sick.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:50 AM   #7
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my cat puked on my version of watchmen

i was angry
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:59 PM   #8
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I'm so looking forward to this.
I'm also curious about how Snyder will pull of this movie, I like his work quite a lot
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im really stoked for this, the graphic novels were really good
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:22 PM   #10
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Watchmen starts off slow but it's totally worth the early effort. It took me two shots to get into it (I read the first one, stopped, then started again a few weeks later) and I've read it another two times since.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:27 PM   #11
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Backlot pics from a few months back looked extremely satisfying. They really cant afford to f'uck this up.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:28 PM   #12
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Off topic, but did you really like David Boring that much?

I liked it but something about it just irked me. Though in a way, I liked that too.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:35 PM   #13
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So what is this about? I've not even heard of the graphic novels?


Is it worth my getting into? I guess is the real question.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:38 PM   #14
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It was the only Graphic Novel on Times 100 Best Novels list. The only one I've read multiple times.

It's amazing, and yes, you should read it. Now. Insanely layered comic about retired vigilante 'superheroes', takes place in an alternate 1984 (at least I think it was 84...it might've been 88).
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:00 PM   #15
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Off topic, but did you really like David Boring that much?

I liked it but something about it just irked me. Though in a way, I liked that too.
I liked it, but im a sucker for Clowes. It was fairly surreal, but strangely appealing.

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Oh sweet. I'll look into fa sho.

fa sho fa sho
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Looking at the IMDB page, I think they nailed the casting for Rorschach and Nite Owl. Everyone else I'd is good or I can't recall the character enough to say.

I'm pretty excited for it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:24 PM   #18
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I'm not sure about Billy Crudup playing Dr. Manhattan. Pulling him off will be the hardest; not just because he's like 9 feet tall, blue, glowing and, you know, visits Mars on a whim. I guess Crudup is better than Keanu, who was initially rumoured to be in contention for the role.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:53 PM   #19
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Generally 9ft tall people have too much trouble standing up to cope with acting well. Blue people are still trying to convince us they're real. Glowing people have too short a lifespan to film a movie. And there's not even a name for people with all of those features.

Check out the picture of him (third from the left) on IMDB. I think that face would be quite good for Dr. Manhattan. It has a sort of naive omnipotence about it.
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The Watchmen site has a costume in one shot (w/ Dave Gibbons). They really seem to be doing a great job visually.
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Yeah.

We already know there's great source material. All they have to do is get casting and effects right.
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Snyder said he's keeping the CGI to a minimum, and relying more on set design and props and costumes. He said they obviously can't go to Mars, however.
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I didn't necessarily mean CGI effects, but whatever they go with needs to look authentic. And, really, CGI would ruin the atmosphere of the period.
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No I know you didnt mean that I was just bringing it up. I was glad to hear he was trying to keep the CGI minimal.
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in all honesty, i would've think an animated version would work so much better. or maybe 'A Scanner Darkly' style movie.
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I think animated or rotoscope would have made it too easy to compare to the books.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:32 PM   #27
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im glad to hear that they're keeping the cg to a min, i hope they focus on performances as well as the action, so this should be really good. i want to go read the books again
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Scenery shots are cool and accurate, like the Pale Horse posters spread about.
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