Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub
I literally just got home from the “Watchmen” press junket and have so much to post…it’s insane. Tons of interviews and news so get ready as it’s going to be “Watchmen” central over the next week or so.
The first thing I’ve got are 9 movie clips and some of these haven’t been online yet! So if you’re dying to see director Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen”, these are going to make your day.
And while I’d love to say what I thought about the movie…I’m under embargo…so I’ve got to keep my mouth shut for now.
Anyway, here’s the synopsis and info on “Watchmen” for those just joining the party…and further down are all 9 clips! Take a look. Also, if you missed my “Watchmen” DVD story where Zack Snyder says the director’s cut will be 3 hours 25 minutes, click here.
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, 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 – moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed 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 disbanded 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?
Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (300) and produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay is by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based upon the graphic novel co-created by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics. Herbert W. Gains and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Wes Coller serving as co-producer.
Playing the film’s core group of “Masks,” the masked adventurers at the center of the story, are Malin Akerman (27 Dresses) as Laurie Juspeczyk, aka Silk Spectre II; Billy Crudup (The Good Shepherd) as Jon Osterman, aka Dr. Manhattan; Matthew Goode (Match Point) as Adrian Veidt, aka Ozymandias; Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum) as Sally Jupiter, aka Silk Spectre; Oscar® nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) as Walter Kovacs, aka Rorschach; Stephen McHattie (Shoot ‘em Up) as Hollis Mason, aka Nite Owl; Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy) as Edward Blake, aka the Comedian; and Patrick Wilson (Little Children) as Dan Dreiberg, aka Nite Owl II.
Joining Snyder behind the scenes are director of photography Larry Fong (300), production designer Alex McDowell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), editor William Hoy (300), costume designer Michael Wilkinson (300), and visual effects supervisor John ‘D.J.’ Des Jardin (The Kingdom). The music is by Tyler Bates (300).
Watchmen was originally published by DC Comics as a 12-comic book series between 1986 and 1987, before subsequently being collected into a trade paperback. It is the only graphic novel to win the prestigious Hugo Award or to be named among Time magazine’s “100 Best English Language Novels from 1923 to the Present.”
Clip 1 – Even Dr. Manhattan can’t be everywhere at once
Clip 2 – Every day the future looks little bit darker
Clip 3 – We can save this world
Clip 4 – Attention citizens
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Clip 5 – Our days are numbered
Clip 6 – Don’t leave me
Clip 7 – The Superman exists and he is American
Clip 8 – Rescue
Clip 9 – We can break into Pyramid
Want more “Watchmen” coverage:
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan On Set Interview – WATCHMEN
Patrick Wilson On Set Interview – WATCHMEN
Matthew Goode On Set Interview – WATCHMEN
Jackie Earle Haley On Set Interview – WATCHMEN