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New Details on Watchmen Movie...Eeek! *Nerd-Alert*

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As a huge comic fan ive been keeping an eye on this project for a while now and with the announcements made over the last few days made with regards the movie ive been requiring changes in underwear at reocrd levels this year!

So i therefore have made a summary of the new details about the movie that have been unleashed to the Alan Moore loving masses in the last few days..San Diego Comic-Con FTW!

- Jackie Earle Haley will play Walter Kovacs, aka Rorschach, who ignores the ban on costumed vigilantes

- Billy Crudup will play Dr. Manhattan, a superpowered being with godlike powers and temperament.

- Malin Akerman will play Laurie Juspeczyk/the Silk Spectre, who is involved with Dr. Manhattan -- but that relationship begins to fall apart as he becomes more disconnected from humanity.

- Matthew Goode will play Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, a costumed adventurer who retired voluntarily, disclosed his identity and built a large fortune. He hatches a plot to avert a global catastrophe he believes will be caused by Dr. Manhattan.

- Patrick Wilson will play the Nite-Owl, a crime-figher who uses technical wizardry and has an owl-shaped flying vehicle.

- Jeffery Dean Morgan will play the Comedian, a cigar-chomping, gun-toting vigilante-turned-paramilitary agent.

- Will be shot by Zack Snyder (300,Dawn Of The Dead Remake) They are going to shoot it visually like the graphic novel because that's important. They will take the drawings and film them even though they'll be using sets not green/blue screen like 300.

- He said they wanted to cast real actors, not get a cast for marketing reasons, much like 300. He said he cast younger actors because there's a lot of flashbacks in the graphic novel and he didn't want to hire two actors for the parts. Instead he got actors in the middle to age them up and down depending on what's happening.

- Dr. Manhattan is going to be a full 3D CG performance capture of Crudup though the old John is going to be Billy Crudup as he is. They are not going to have Crudup in blue paint like Blue Man Group. They'll have to do it CG to make him glow and to have him grow.

- We'll see the Comedian, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, from 19 years old to his '60s, throughout his life, in Vietnam, etc.

- Snyder added he talks to Dave Gibbons all the time. "He's read the script and he's into it." (Gibbons being the artist for the original comic. This is awesome news because Alan Moore has a habit of not wanting anything to do with the film incarnations of his work...Gibbons IMO is just as good. Nobody apart from Moore knows the source material better.)

Included here is a link to an interview with Zack Snyder post-Comic Con presentation

Enjoy True Believers!

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About Demiosone of us since 8:18 PM on 01.07.2007

Favorite Games include:

Pacman
Guitar Hero
Rockband
Oblivion/Fallout
C.O.D.
Fable
Zelda
God Of War
Streets Of Rage (Except 3...Shitiness personified)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Blood 1+2 (PC Classic!)
GTA
Star Wars Games in general
Discworld
Gunstar Heroes
Megaman
MGS
Timesplitters
Samurai Showdown
Bioshock
Fifa
Rise of the Triads!

Huge collector of Dvd's/Autographs and Music. Gaming aside, mind.

Gamer since 5-6 yrs old and no signs of quitting anytime soon...I think i've finally found my tribe in Destructoid though. This website is, quite simply, the tits.

Hit my gamertag (demios1984) on xbox live and send me a message. (FYI i run on GMT time so if im constantly offline its cause im asleep..Deal with it bitches im Irish)
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