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Nerds can safely bookmark their calenders for March 6th.

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This is good news. Uhm basicly fuck Fox they make horrible movies and did zero of the work. However leaving that out this movie looks really good and I am very excited to see Watchmen as early as I can.



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My strategem of paying this matter no heed paid off. I figured the studios would exchange some cash, work it out amongst themselves, and Watchmen would be right on schedule regardless of the hullaballoo. Sure enough.

Apparently, FOX retains the rights for a sequel or spinoff to Watchmen moving forward. Good luck with that.
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    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Apparently, FOX retains the rights for a sequel or spinoff to Watchmen moving forward. Good luck with that.


I see a Rorschach vs. Wolverine movie in their future ;-)

Seriously, I bet there's a Rorschach Origins movie of some sort if this movie does the business I think it will.



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I also saw that Fox gets right to a sequel. Yeah that will work out won't it.



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A theatrical Watchmen sequel will be the thing that finally pisses Alan Moore off enough that he packs up and goes off to live in a cave for the rest of his life.

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    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    My strategem of paying this matter no heed paid off. I figured the studios would exchange some cash, work it out amongst themselves, and Watchmen would be right on schedule regardless of the hullaballoo. Sure enough.

    Apparently, FOX retains the rights for a sequel or spinoff to Watchmen moving forward. Good luck with that.


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    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    Seriously, I bet there's a Rorschach Origins movie of some sort if this movie does the business I think it will.


Warner Bros. would just option The Question from DC.



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    Originally posted by samoflange
    A theatrical Watchmen sequel will be the thing that finally pisses Alan Moore off enough that he packs up and goes off to live in a cave for the rest of his life.

    (edited by samoflange on 16.1.09 1936)


...or makes him cast a giant fireball spell on Hollywood.



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Some one explain watchmen to me cuz I never heard of it.
Its a group of Superheros where only one actualy has super powers?
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    Originally posted by yamcha
    Some one explain watchmen to me cuz I never heard of it.
    Its a group of Superheros where only one actualy has super powers?


In a way, yes. There is only one true "meta-human". But the group disbanded years ago when the law changed so that being a superhero meant you had to either work with the government or retire.

But that's the setting, not the plot. And I'm not going to tell you the plot, because I want you to see it for yourself. :)



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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    And I'm not going to tell you the plot, because I want you to see it for yourself. :)


And read the graphic novel too. It's one of the greatest GNs I've ever read, but it was so long ago, I've forgotten most of the story. After I see the flick, I'm going to go out and get another copy (I lost mine during one of my many moves over the last 8 years) to see how faithful they were.

I can tell from the trailer that they framed some shots straight from the comic panels.

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    Originally posted by yamcha
    Some one explain watchmen to me cuz I never heard of it.
    Its a group of Superheros where only one actualy has super powers?


Yeah dude, read the graphic novel. Or wait the less than two months and see the movie. Better yet do both. Why ask someone to "explain" it to you on a message board? No one wants to spoil the wonders that await you.

The Watchmen movie website has been updated with a major overhaul. There's some new video for each major character, wallpaper, IM icons, etc.

You'll also want to hit refresh several times to load each character's video and background. (And drool over Malin Akerman poured into that yellow and black rubber catsuit as Silk Spectre II.)

http://watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/
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I just read the GN, and there's one thing that completely boggles me. What are they going to do when everything gets 'wordy'? Without spoiling if you haven't read it, there are entire sections that are nothing but unpanelled text, usually in the form of excerpts from people's journals and what have you.



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I just read the graphic novel yesterday.

I'm still trying to figure parts out...










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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    I just read the graphic novel yesterday.

    I'm still trying to figure parts out...


I've read it only few times, but pick up new things every time I read it. I think it was purposefully dense and designed to make you really read it a few times to "get it" all. I would imagine Wikipedia could be of some help if you're looking for "quick" answers to what others thought about some of the imagery and references and there's also this interesting series Re-Reading Watchmen (Comic Book Resources.com). where a few people who are fairly familiar with the work are re-reading and analyzing the book in 12 installments (as it was originally published as a 12-issue COMIC BOOK mini-series, but is being sold to the masses as "From the most celebrated GRAPHIC NOVEL of all time"). They're also finding out things from each other that they've "missed" or interpreted a different way, so that may be of some interest to some of you as well.

I'm not the biggest fan of the series, but am really looking forward to how this comes out on the big screen.



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    Originally posted by DrewDewce
      Originally posted by The Thrill
      I just read the graphic novel yesterday.

      I'm still trying to figure parts out...


    I've read it only few times, but pick up new things every time I read it. I think it was purposefully dense and designed to make you really read it a few times to "get it" all. I would imagine Wikipedia could be of some help if you're looking for "quick" answers to what others thought about some of the imagery and references and there's also this interesting series Re-Reading Watchmen (Comic Book Resources.com). where a few people who are fairly familiar with the work are re-reading and analyzing the book in 12 installments (as it was originally published as a 12-issue COMIC BOOK mini-series, but is being sold to the masses as "From the most celebrated GRAPHIC NOVEL of all time"). They're also finding out things from each other that they've "missed" or interpreted a different way, so that may be of some interest to some of you as well.

    I'm not the biggest fan of the series, but am really looking forward to how this comes out on the big screen.


I am the exact opposite - a fan of the series (since I read it as it came out in 186) who is not looking forward to the movie in the least.



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I think the answer is that they're going to have to skip over some bits or change them to make it fit in a movie format. Despite the movie industry's attempts to convince us otherwise, comics and movies are still apples and oranges. They are both visual mediums, but one of the major powers of comics is that the artist and writer don't really have the power to control your gaze. Sure, there are ways to try and coax the reader to read each page in a particular way, but the only real true break they have is a full page turn. Watchman uses this in amazing ways, and then encourages you to go back and go over each page again and again.

I hope the movie will be a good movie, and I think it can be, but it won't be the same as the GN. I think as long as you appreciate each as its own medium, it will easiest to appreciate them both.

For example, I am a big fan of Frank Herbert's Dune, and I happen to LOVE the Lynch movie (the long version). Anyone familiar with both probably just twitched a little. While I admit part of my love of the movie is probably childhood nostalgia, I consider the book and the movie to be two totally different things. I understand that Lynch had to make some serious changes (weirding modules anyone?) to fit enough context on to the screen with as much internal dialog, historical accounts, etc. the book had, to make anything make sense in the time frame of a movie.

The full experience of Watchmen the GN just isn't going to fit on-screen, but it looks like they are doing their best to fit as much as they can in every way that they can. I imagine we might get some pans across newspapers and things of that nature that you're only going to be able to fully appreciate on DVD later with pause and slow.
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