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#1 Posted on 2.8.07 1739.46
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Here is the cast for the upcoming Watchmen movie, to be directed by Zack Snyder (300). There's also a teaser poster.

Biggest star: Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan.
Most inspired: Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach.

Mostly, my ambivalence continues.

--K

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#2 Posted on 2.8.07 1748.40
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No one really name-worthy or recognizable here. Of course, no one heard of Gerard Butler before 300, so I'm still jacked about this movie.
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#3 Posted on 2.8.07 1755.47
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God bless an era where movies like these are actually made, are made right, and actually make money.

Now where's my Preacher??

    Originally posted by It's False
    No one really name-worthy or recognizable here. Of course, no one heard of Gerard Butler before 300, so I'm still jacked about this movie.


I'd much rather watch people who are cast right, rather than cast because they're a name. I'd rather watch Jackie Earle Haley (who I've never seen before) as Rorschach than, say, Bruce Willis, who would have me during the whole movie going that's Bruce Willis.
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#4 Posted on 2.8.07 1813.09
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I think having one or two big names and a bunch of "accurately-cast" unknowns is the way to go.
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#5 Posted on 2.8.07 2027.15
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I don't know, I think Watchmen is the kind of project that would benefit from the gravitas of name actors. Still, as long as the cast involved does a good job, you're not going to hear me complain. They gave March 2009 as the release date, which seems pretty feasable, but I wouldn't be surprised if they bump it closer to the summer season.
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#6 Posted on 2.8.07 2220.31
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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    Now where's my Preacher??


HBO, probably next year.
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#7 Posted on 3.8.14 0220.54
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    I'd rather watch Jackie Earle Haley (who I've never seen before)


I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't tell him to IMMEDIATELY go watch The Bad News Bears. B^)
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#8 Posted on 3.8.07 0249.47
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Crudup, Wilson and Haley are absolutely perfectly cast, and Morgan can pull off Comedian. Given the budgetary restraints, this is a cracking selection.
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#9 Posted on 3.8.07 0619.18
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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
      Originally posted by hansen9j
      Now where's my Preacher??


    HBO, probably next year.


!!!!
This is much bigger news to me than a Watchmen movie. Now somebody needs to adapt Alan Moore's version of Swamp Thing to film or TV and pretty much every one of my favorite non-mainstream comics will be accounted for.
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#10 Posted on 3.8.07 0848.09
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    Originally posted by samoflange
      Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
        Originally posted by hansen9j
        Now where's my Preacher??


      HBO, probably next year.


    !!!!
    This is much bigger news to me than a Watchmen movie. Now somebody needs to adapt Alan Moore's version of Swamp Thing to film or TV and pretty much every one of my favorite non-mainstream comics will be accounted for.


I am more excited about this than anything on television in a long time. Preacher and HBO go together like PB & J.

The Watchmen cast seems fine, but my doubts are still about Zach Snyder. Sure, 300 LOOKED great, but how many beefcake shots of men's abs and pecs can you cram into 2 hours before it just becomes homo erotic? Watchmen is a totally different kind of story, and I am not sure it lends itself to Snyder's skills.
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#11 Posted on 3.8.07 1451.42
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Zach Snyder must have loved the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA film as much as I did. Now he's gone and cast both of the male stars from that film as the main stars of two of his films.

Gerard Butler was the Phantom and Patrick Wilson palyed Raul in PHANTOM.

Interesting, Where's Emmy Rossums' role?
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#12 Posted on 3.8.07 1511.16
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>Sure, 300 LOOKED great, but how many beefcake shots of men's abs and pecs can you cram into 2 hours before it just becomes homo erotic? <

All of them? You know what I liked about 300? 300 is the closest I've seen a motion picture come to what watching WWE is like. Over the top action? Bloody ultraviolence? Check and check. Ripped and jacked nearly naked men? Check. Dialogue yelled at the top of their lungs? Check. Straightforward storytelling with clear cut good and evil? Check. All problems and issues resolved by fighting? Check. Freaks of all sizes and shapes? Check. Strong, sexy women being demeaned with violent comeuppance to the villains who mistreat them? Check. Homoeroticism? Oh my, yes, that's a check. The Immortals even busted out a dropkick and their big muscle monster hit a chokeslam.

I don't see how any of that translates to "Zack Snyder is the perfect man to bring the most accomplished comic book series ever to the big screen". Well, I can see how Warners execs saw naked Dr. Manhattan, thought of naked Spartans, and yelled, "Get Snyder on the phone!" Nevertheless, I'll save my complainng - or praise - until I see the movie. And I am dying to see it. It's Watchmen!

(edited by John Orquiola on 3.8.07 1313)
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#13 Posted on 24.9.14 1730.40
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
      Originally posted by hansen9j
      I'd rather watch Jackie Earle Haley (who I've never seen before)


    I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't tell him to IMMEDIATELY go watch The Bad News Bears. B^)
Well, you did now. (And hey, I later watched JEH on "Human Target", which I really enjoyed.)

Now where's my Preacher?

(edited by hansen9j on 24.9.14 1630)
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