Watchmen Buzz

On the official Watchmen site, director Zak Snyder celebrates the 1-year-to-go date by posting some cool character pictures.Principle photography wrapped a few weeks ago, so I can only imagine how much post-production CGI there is left to do. The few photos look dark enough to keep hope alive that the film will match the legendary graphic novel's anti-hero realism. Like most graphic novels, despite its relative fame, I'm betting most people won't ever realize the source material for the film is two decades old, or that it is the only comic book to be included in Time magazine's “100 Best English Language Novels from 1923 to the Present.” Needless to say, the film has got some great material, but it is really lengthy and details, so I can't imagine the process of whittling it down was or will be easy. S here's hoping it doesn't turn up the suck. Easier said than done.

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