Watching the Watchmen?

Hollywood has been buzzing about the debut of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel on the big screen in 2009.

Cast for the movie from left to right: Malin Akerman as Sally Jupiter, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II (he was wonderful in Hard Candy), Thomas Jane (rumored) as the Comedian, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, and Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach.

Here is the synopsis of the film (thanks to IMDB):

“Watchmen” is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity… but who is watching the Watchmen?”

Directed by Zack Snyder (300), the trailer has a strong, highly stylized steam punk look…and amazing costuming.

More to come on this as more details are released next week at San Diego Comic-Con!

~ by Calliope on July 18, 2008.

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