Superhero Filmmakers: Where's Our Watchmen?

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I would so watch THAT one.

Abbott, Thursday, 26 July 2007 19:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

A Top 10 TV series would be awesome! Wasn't it even divided into "Season 1" and "Season 2"?

Unfortunately comics-to-TV rarely seems to work, I can't think of any example where it would've been done properly, except The Maxx.

Tuomas, Thursday, 26 July 2007 19:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Fish Police!

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 26 July 2007 19:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

(j/k that show was terrible)

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 26 July 2007 19:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe gerard butler as first nite owl?

poortheatre, Thursday, 26 July 2007 21:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

they're all way too young nobodies

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 26 July 2007 21:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

i got kingfish to admit he watched the blue man group dvd

s1ocki, Thursday, 26 July 2007 22:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

this will be about as good as the Judge Dredd movie

blueski, Thursday, 26 July 2007 22:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

dude whos set to play veidt is really good in The Lookout!

, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 00:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

i got kingfish to admit he watched the blue man group dvd

Not true. My only exposure to vid of these guys is an MTV News report from like 15 years ago, those Intel ads, and seeing their banners all over chicago when I first visited there. Oh yeah, and my station got a review copy of their CD.

kingfish, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 00:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Blue Man Group: Why are they so bad and hated?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 00:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Was thinking of seeing BMG in Berlin. I'm glad that I didn't now!

kv_nol, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 09:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

OK, Matt Frewer as Moloch is kinda inspired...

Max Headroom Joins Watchmen

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

That doesn't look like a photo of real Nixon, or a real photo of Nixon.

Abbott, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 00:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have to admit, I was fearing a 300/Sin City/Grendel/Sky Captain atrocious look in this movie, but those stills aren't terrible at all.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 00:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey is that rorschach??? xpost

jessie monster, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 00:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

By Grendel I mean Beowulf, DOH!

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 01:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

And yes, I presume that's big R. And the Bernards!

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 01:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Backlot

After a couple months of shooting at various locations and on stages, last week we finally made the transition to our New York City backlot. Since the New York City that is rendered in the graphic novel is so particular, it was very important to me that our backlot speak the same language, the vernacular of WATCHMEN. In addition, the backlot needs to function as many different parts of the city, countless store fronts, street corners, alleys, etc. So, with that in mind, we set out to build own own custom backlot here in Vancouver, BC. In my opinion, the results speak for themselves.

Thanks to all of the many talented people who contributed to making this backlot a reality!

Here are a few interesting facts about the backlot:

• 5,800 feet of neon requiring 24,000 watts of power
• 100 unique and custom-designed graphics created for the various storefronts
• 5,000 square feet of custom posters
• Street had to work for 1938, 1945, 1953, 1957, 1964, 1974, 1975, 1977, and 1985
• 1,040 feet of 1:1 scale New York streets
• 98,400 square feet of exterior scenery
• 12,500 square feet of interior scenery
• Building heights range from 23'9" to 42'6"
• 10,325 16-foot 2x4s
• 3,600 sheets of OSB (plywood-like construction material)
• 384,000 square feet of foam brick
• 200,000 nails
• 3,500 tubes of construction adhesive
• 160,000 lbs. of steel I-beams support the facades
• 300 cubic meters of concrete
• 6,000 square feet of glass
• 4,800 square feet of plexiglass
• 20,000 donuts were consumed by the construction crew
• 20,000 gallons of water and 3,000 gallons of Gatorade was drunk by the crew


latebloomer, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 01:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm impressed by the first still just because, well, hell, there that corner is, there's the two guys at it all the time.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 01:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Posters for Black Freighter comics and the upcoming Pale Horse/Krystallnacht show...

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 01:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

I really have no idea how they could pull this off as a movie and keep everything they're evidently keeping (always thought a cinematic version would have be crazy truncated, like basically eliminating the Minutemen storyline entirely), and aside from Jackie Earle Haley I'm not really feeling the cast (had no desire to ever see a Patrick Wilson movie again) but I've read the comic so many times that I basically HAVE to see this as soon as it comes out.

da croupier, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 01:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

looks like dick tracy

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 01:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

croupier otm.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 02:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Vahid also.

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 02:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm torn. I hated 300 with a huge fucking passion but I think it may have been a case of irredeemable source material, because Snyder's comments about which aspects of the story are important have been OTM so far and most of the cast is pretty solid.

Also, Butler (supposedly) getting relegated to Black Freighter segment = classic.

Simon H., Tuesday, 27 November 2007 02:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

they're actually doing the Black Freighter? how LONG is this movie?

da croupier, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 02:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

they're doing it as a DVD extra.

latebloomer, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 03:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

regular news/rumors about the movie

latebloomer, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 03:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

da croupier, I feel the same way. Those pics are pretty cool though, they capture the squalid, filthy look so necessary to get this story right.
We are going to have to face the fact that something IS going to disappoint us about the movie, and then just go along with it, embrace it - employ cognitive dissonance or suspension or disbelief or just not get our hopes up for something perfect which takes us back to the first time we read it. Alan Moore said that it's basically UN-FILMABLE, and he's right, because it would be, like 12 hours long. We will just make the most of it. It won't be "Watchmen" it will be "Watchmen - the movie version". I'll be there in line when it opens, and I hope that the makers are just huge nerds and totally obsessive and try and do the best job they can.

Chelvis, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 04:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

would be cool if they did it as an hbo series!

i think that about everything tho

s1ocki, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 05:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

I used to think they'd have to do V For Vendetta as an animated mini-series.

da croupier, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 05:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

I guess the ending will have to be as dark as it is in the comic, or its just basically gonna come off like Heroes.

da croupier, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 05:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

If they actually ended it at the same point as the comic...nice.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 05:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

I mean, that's almost my favorite "lady or the tiger?" ending ever. (Though Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana comes close.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 05:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wonder if they're gonna include all the little details that indicate it's an alternate timeline, like the electric outlets to charge cars, those weird pipes people smoke instead of cigarettes, the blimps you can see in the sky all the time, etc.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 13:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

And does anyone know who are those folks playing the newsvendor and the kid? They're pretty big roles, if the movie is faithful to the comic.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Emilio Estevez and Laura San Giacomo

latebloomer, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

fuck this film. just make Watchmen Babies cartoon happen.

still think they should've done it in two parts tho

blueski, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Boy, Emilio has gone to ruin since Breakfast Club!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

but i never realised Max Headroom and the geek scientist dude in Taken were actually the same person until now :o

blueski, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

the makeup fx are pretty impressive!

latebloomer, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:07 (nine years ago) Permalink


latebloomer, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

two parts would have suited it perfectly.

it's just a pity peter jackson couldn't have done this. /sarcasm

darraghmac, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

those stills on that site are showing good ATD tho e.g. the Veidt Sport poster on the bus shelter.

blueski, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Alan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:17 (nine years ago) Permalink


blueski, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

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DG, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

I honestly put in about 5 minutes trying to figure out of those stills were shot in Gastown or New West before reading the not-at-all smallprint and twigging on to what "BACKLOT" means. Impressive.

Dr. Superman, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 16:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

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