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Watchmen Spectacular Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 March 2009 09:00

The wait is finally over: Alan Moore's Watchmen, the 'unfilmable' graphic novel masterpiece, has been turned into a film by none other than 300's Zack Snyder. But before your head starts to spin from the slow-mo, remind yourself how we got to this stage. There was Terry Gilliam (failed - Baron Munchausen did nothing for his financial credibility), Darren Aronofsky (failed - he wanted to make The Fountain, Lord knows why), and even Paul Greengrass (failed - Paramount didn't have the monies).

Now, with the 'visionary' (that's a bit far, Mister Trailer Editor) Snyder at the helm, it's all proceeded rather smoothly. The world premiere took place in Leicester Square a couple of weeks back - check out our video report here - and we're following that with our Watchmen spectacular. We have thousands of (well, 6) clips for you to peruse, and a frame-by-frame comparison of the trailer against Moore's original comic. Don't know what all the fuss is about? Need a quick kick in the brain to remind yourself? Don't worry; our Watchmen 101 is here to help.




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