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May 22, 2013

Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online Opens in new window

Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now. More...

May 7, 2013

Unorthodox Film Adaptations of Famous Books Opens in new window

In honor of Baz Luhrmann's non-traditional take on "The Great Gatsby," here are some films that took liberties with their bestselling source material. More...

July 28, 2009

Paging Dr. Manhattan: The Future of Digital Characters Opens in new window

Peter G. Travers knows his digital effects: he's worked on the first Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and the Matrix, and most recently supervised many of the key effects sequences on Watchmen. We spoke to Travers about the movie's most difficult visual challenge --creating a realistic Dr. Manhattan -- and talked about the future of synthetic characters more human than human. "The main challenge was Dr. Manhattan," Travers says. "That was the biggest challenge, but we knew that up front. So we certainly dedicated a lot of time to making that work. A lot of it's just about providing an environment where you can create good CG -- when you have CG that you're uncomfortable with, it's typically because the environment is not right." More...

July 27, 2009

Five Favorite Films With Dave Gibbons Opens in new window

Dave Gibbons' revered work in the comic book world stretches back to the 1970s, when he contributed to cult British publications 2000 A.D. and Dan Dare, before illustrating both DC and Marvel series in the early '80s and collaborating with writer Alan Moore on the seminal Watchmen -- the graphic novel that upended the genre. As the film adaptation of Watchmen arrives on DVD, we asked this inherently cinematic artist his to name his five favorite films. On the spot. "I wish I had time to prepare this," he protests. "Okay, this is absolutely off the cuff... " More...

July 27, 2009

Dave Gibbons Talks Watchmen Opens in new window

Too reverential to the source material? Not reverential enough? What happened to the squid, anyway? Zack Snyder's long-awaited adaptation of Watchmen divided both critics and fan-boys upon its theatrical release, while its US domestic gross -- $107.5 million -- was certainly less than the studio might have expected from the director of the enormously successful 300. But with the film now available on DVD and Blu-ray -- and in Snyder's extended director's cut, which integrates footage from The Black Freighter -- Watchmen is set to take on a new life, perhaps even bound for the cult status its source material suggested. And one man who's more than pleased with the film is none other than the graphic novel's creator Dave Gibbons, the artist whose vivid imagery gave life to Alan Moore's revolutionary text. We caught up with him recently to ask him about the director's cut, his reflections on the film, and what Moore really thinks. More...

July 20, 2009

RT on DVD: Watchmen Director's Cut, Coraline, Animated GI Joe Opens in new window

As the entire combined forces of North American geek culture descend on San Diego's Comic-Con this week, fear not; geekiness galore is to be found in this week's new releases! First up, pick up the eagerly anticipated extended version of a superhero fan favorite (Watchmen: Director's Cut), and watch as Henry Selick brings a Neil Gaiman fairytale to life -- in three dimensions (Coraline)! Sci-fi nerds should like the recut, feature-length pilot of a long-running series (Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods), while French New Wave enthusiasts have a Jean-Luc Godard double feature, courtesy of Criterion (Made in USA, Two or Three Things I Know About Her). Finally, hearken back to the '80s with a hearty, "Yo, Joe!" (GI Joe: Season 1.1). More...

June 25, 2009

Watchmen Director's Cut Headed to Theaters Opens in new window

It'll only be out for one weekend in July -- and only in a few select markets -- but Zack Snyder has confirmed that his "Watchmen" director's cut will receive a theatrical release. More...

May 11, 2009

Warners Partners with Facebook for Watchmen Blu-ray Opens in new window

In an interesting new twist on BD-Live technology, Warner Bros. has announced plans to synch the "community screening" feature on the "Watchmen" Blu-ray with Facebook, allowing consumers to "view the film simultaneously and share comments with their Facebook friends." More...

April 13, 2009

Alex Tse Shapes Up for Battling Boy Opens in new window

"Watchmen" screenwriter Alex Tse has been hired to write the adaptation of Paul Pope's "Battling Boy" graphic novel, about "the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father's urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts." More...

April 6, 2009

Snyder Says Watchmen Director's Cut Is Still Headed to Theaters Opens in new window

"Watchmen" didn't do as well as everyone hoped, but according to Zack Snyder, plans for a limited theatrical release of the director's cut are still on. More...

March 13, 2009

Kevin Smith Joins /Filmcast for Watchmen Review Opens in new window

The latest episode of the /Film podcast, /Filmcast, finds the show's regular crew discussing "Watchmen" with special guest Kevin Smith. Listen to it before catching your Hayter-mandated second showing of the movie this weekend! More...

March 11, 2009

David Hayter Pens Open Letter to Watchmen Fans Opens in new window

Its reviews (and, depending on your perspective, its box office performance) have been somewhat disappointing -- but in an open letter to fans, "Watchmen" co-screenwriter David Hayter recommends repeat viewings. More...

March 8, 2009

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Watchmen Scores $55.7 Million Opening Opens in new window

The adult-themed superhero film Watchmen seized control of the North American box office posting the biggest debut of the year with an estimated $55.7M in ticket sales over the Friday-to-Sunday period. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Dawn of the Dead), the R-rated film based on the acclaimed 1986 comic series averaged a muscular $15,413 from 3,611 theaters. It was the third best March opening ever trailing 300 ($70.9M) and Ice Age: The Meltdown ($68M) and the sixth largest bow for an R-rated film after The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8M), The Passion of the Christ ($83.8M), 300, Hannibal ($58M), and Sex and the City ($57M). More...

March 6, 2009

The Rotten Tomatoes Show Wants Your Reviews! Opens in new window

Faithful Rotten Tomatoes readers know that we're always expanding and looking for new ways to keep these vines vibrant, unique, and exciting. Our latest endeavor: The Rotten Tomatoes Show, a movie review program that premiered last night (it's created by and featured on Current TV, where you can watch the premiere at any time). Hosts Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox give their take on the big-name movies, run down movie lists, ask the big questions ("Will there ever be a good video game movie?"), and, most important to you, feature your submitted reviews and thoughts on the program. And that's that. More...

March 6, 2009

Weekly Ketchup: Watchmen Director Takes Sucker Punch Opens in new window

This week's Ketchup features a refreshing number of movies that are original ideas, including the next movies for the directors like Kevin Smith (Clerks), Zack Snyder (Watchmen), Alexander Payne (About Schmidt), Jay Roach (Meet the Fockers) and Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo). With Watchmen in theaters today, and the CGI fantasy animal movie Guardians of Ga'Hoole well under way, director Zack Snyder set his sights last week on his next live-action project. That project is Sucker Punch, starring Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) as Babydoll, a young woman in the 1950s sent by her stepfather to a mental institution to receive a lobotomy. More...

March 5, 2009

Critics Consensus: Watch Watchmen, But Caveat Emptor Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got Watchmen, the long-awaited adaptation of Alan Moore's classic graphic novel directed by Zack Snyder and starring Billy Crudup and Carla Gugino. So, is it worth watching? The answer, say critics, is a qualified yes. The film is set in a dystopian 1985, in which Richard Nixon is still president and the future looks bleak. A group of retired superheroes is forced back into action when one of their colleagues is murdered and suspicions of an anti-hero conspiracy arise. A number of critics find Watchmen to be excessively reverent to Moore's book, as well as overlong and dark bordering on dour. However, others say this ambitious, sprawling superhero epic is emotionally weighty and visually stunning. More...

March 5, 2009

Box Office Guru Preview: Watchmen Targets Biggest Debut of 2009 Opens in new window

All eyes will be on just one film as the super hero epic Watchmen infiltrates multiplexes as the frame's only new wide release and aims to deliver the year's largest opening. The R-rated actioner is adapted from the award-winning comic series and graphic novel from the mid-1980s and has been on a two-decade journey to make it to the big screen. A massive fan base built up over that time will be out in full force this weekend, but the big issue is reaching beyond that core group to fans of action and sci-fi who may not have read the original source material. More...

March 4, 2009

Watchmen Breaks Screen Record for R-Rated Debuts Opens in new window

Its Tomatometer might be teetering on the edge of Fresh and Rotten, but "Watchmen" has at least one thing going for it: According to the Hollywood Reporter, it's set a record for most screens for an R-rated opening film. More...

February 27, 2009

Meet the Heroes of Watchmen Opens in new window

Watchmen hits theaters on March 6, marking the end of a long, long wait for legions of fans of Alan Moore's groundbreaking comic. Aficionados have followed the development of the film closely, watching for every new photo, trailer, and news item about this long-anticipated release. Fans of the comic will undoubtedly be lining up to catch the first showings, but what if you've never read the original comic book, and are hesitant to see a film about heroes you've never heard of? Never fear, for Weekly Ketchup columnist Greg Dean Schmitz has written up a definitive guide to the heroes of Watchmen, so you can learn about everyone's sordid backgrounds (or most of them, anyway) before seeing the film. More...

February 26, 2009

Tomatometer Watch: Is Watchmen a Triumph? Opens in new window

With one week to go before the first big movie event of 2009 hits theaters, critics are chomping at the bit to unleash their reviews. Will Watchmen, based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' sprawling superhero graphic novel of the same name, measure up to fan anticipation? Can director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300) deliver on his promise to faithfully bring Watchmen's epic, dystopian, and totally '80s world to the big screen -- in what will be only his third feature film? And how well will Snyder adapt the details and nuances of Moore's beloved Watchmen, from its ironic deconstruction of the genre to Dr. Manhattan's blue, glowing, naked form? More...

February 26, 2009

Exclusive: Franklyn - Director's Sketchbook Opens in new window

Franklyn may be Gerald McMorrow's debut feature film, but by the standards of even the most experienced of helmers it's an ambitious and visually-stunning movie, telling the tale of four disparate souls -- played by Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley & Bernard Hill - who find each other on their quest to find themselves. Part set in contemporary London and part set in a mythical fantasy world called Meanwhile City -- whose inhabitants must, by law, find religious faith even if that means taking washing machine instructions as their bible -- it's one of the most original and exciting British films of the year. Exclusively on RT, McMorrow opens his sketchbook and explains his vision for the film. More...

February 25, 2009

Zack Snyder Sorts Out Busy Schedule After Watchmen Opens in new window

Zack Snyder has no fewer than seven projects lined up for his post-"Watchmen" schedule, and he was good enough to take a few moments to discuss them all with Collider in a new interview. More...

February 19, 2009

Zack and Debbie Snyder Talk Watchmen Extended Cuts Opens in new window

Who watches the Watchmen...for three and a half hours? You will, if you plunk down for the Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray that's scheduled for the fall. More...

February 18, 2009

Start Your Morning with a Watchmen Tie-In Opens in new window

Do you love "Watchmen"? Do you love coffee? Well, now you can combine your two loves with a cup of Nite Owl Dark Roast. More...

February 17, 2009

Watchmen Set Reports and Interviews Galore! Opens in new window

With less than a month between us and Zack Snyder's "Watchmen," the press machine is grinding into high gear -- and that means a slew of articles about the film, including some long-embargoed set visit reports from 2007 and a rapturous review of the "emotional experience" of watching the movie from Time Magazine's Matt Selman. First, the set visits, which started going up at midnight PST: In the fall of 2007, a handful of film writers, including representatives from Collider, IESB, and Superhero Hype!, were invited to take a peek behind the scenes of Watchmen, and even though Snyder was only about a month into shooting, all of the writers were impressed, to put it mildly. In his lengthy writeup, Ryan Rotten of SHH! wrote "The sheer prep work on display here is astonishing"; his sentiments were echoed by IESB's Erich Wood, who exclaimed "Sweet Alan Moore's beard!" and Collider's Steve Weintraub, who had a "geekgasm" and chafed under the embargo: "All I want to do is scream as loud as I can to everyone I know and to everyone who reads the site about how amazing this set visit was and how the movie looks like it's done the impossible -- making Alan Moore's 'unfilmable' graphic novel into a movie everyone will love." Read on for more... More...

February 13, 2009

Making Watchmen: What Took So Long? Opens in new window

Last December, comics and movie fans eagerly awaiting the March 6th, 2009 release of Watchmen were shocked by the news that on Christmas Eve, Los Angeles federal judge Gary Allen Feess gave 20th Century Fox an expected present. The judge ruled that Fox has rights to Watchmen, the spectacular looking and super-highly-anticipated movie that Warner Bros has been making, and is only a few months from releasing. The existence of Fox's lawsuit against Warner Bros hadn't been a secret, but few probably thought that anything would become of it. After all, Watchmen was published by DC Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros, and so they clearly had the rights to make a movie based on the comic, right? Taken in that light, this is sort of like a studio suing over Warner Bros' rights to make a Batman or Superman movie. However, the history of the road of how Watchmen became a movie is much more complicated. More...

February 11, 2009

Third Star Trek Trailer Arriving with Watchmen Opens in new window

Recognizing a golden opportunity when it sees one, Paramount has announced that a new "Star Trek" trailer will be attached to "Watchmen" prints on March 6. More...

February 10, 2009

Photographer Releases Book of Watchmen Portraits Opens in new window

"Watchmen" photographer Clay Enos is debuting "Watchmen Portraits," a tie-in book, this week -- and he recently took a few minutes to talk with /Film about his experiences working on the movie. More...

February 2, 2009

Snyder Promises No Watchmen Sequels Opens in new window

In his first interview since the "Watchmen" settlement, director Zack Snyder talks about his movie's long journey to the screen -- and swears there won't be a sequel. More...

January 28, 2009

New Watchmen Still Posted Opens in new window

Another still from "Watchmen" has surfaced -- and this one depicts Dr. Manhattan putting an end to the Vietnam War. More...

January 19, 2009

Watchmen Viral Site - The New Frontiersman - Launches Opens in new window

A new site, promising to deliver a whole heap of Watchmen exclusives, has launched with some spanking new images. More...

January 16, 2009

Weekly Ketchup: Watchmen Settlement Reached Opens in new window

This week's Ketchup sees Hollywood working on three movies with ties to movies from the 1950s, casting news for Iron Man 2, and an update on Joaquin Phoenix's musical career. More...

January 16, 2009

Fox, Warners Announce Watchmen Settlement Opens in new window

In a move that everyone knew was coming -- but still feared wouldn't happen -- Fox and Warner Bros. have come to an agreement over their "Watchmen" litigation, and will be presenting a settlement to the judge in the case today. More...

January 14, 2009

Watchmen Settlement Appears Imminent Opens in new window

Lending credence to reports of ongoing settlement talks between the studios squabbling over "Watchmen," Warner Bros. and Fox canceled a scheduled court conference between their attorneys on Tuesday. More...

January 9, 2009

...And Another Watchmen Producer Writes a Letter Opens in new window

Producer Larry Gordon, not wanting to miss out on all the "Watchmen" letter-writing fun, dashed off a missive to a federal judge this week, blaming Fox and his former lawyers for the lawsuit over the project. More...

January 8, 2009

Watchmen Producer Writes Open Letter Opens in new window

He's been with the project for 15 years, so you could say producer Lloyd Levin has a vested interest in the outcome of the legal battle over "Watchmen" -- and he's added his two cents to the fray in an open letter. More...

January 8, 2009

Warners Impatient for Watchmen Ruling Opens in new window

Looks like Warner Bros. is feeling pretty confident about its chances in the "Watchmen" lawsuit: the studio has asked the court to move its hearing up from January 20 to a date "as soon as Monday." More...

January 7, 2009

Watchmen Case to be Decided January 20th Opens in new window

Fox and Warner Bros. have agreed to leave a jury out of their game of chicken over "Watchmen": A federal judge will decide who will prevail in the lawsuit on January 20. More...

January 6, 2009

Hi-Res Stills from Harry Potter, Watchmen, Terminator Salvation Posted Opens in new window

Want a hi-res eyeful of some photos from Entertainment Weekly's '09 preview without actually, you know, buying the magazine? Warner Bros. has your back. More...

January 1, 2009

EW Offers First Looks at 12 of '09's Hottest Movies Opens in new window

Happy New Year, film fans! As their way of kicking off '09, Entertainment Weekly is offering a gallery of 21 images from a dozen of the year's most highly anticipated movies, including "Public Enemies," "Watchmen," "Wolverine," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," and "Terminator Salvation." More...

December 29, 2008

Watchmen Lawsuit Settlement "Unlikely" Opens in new window

Got March 6 circled on your calendar, "Watchmen" fans? It may be time to break out the Liquid Paper -- according to Warner Bros., a settlement in the suit between Warners and Fox is "unlikely." More...

December 25, 2008

Judge Rules in Fox's Favor in Watchmen Lawsuit Opens in new window

Merry Christmas, Fox! A judge has ruled that the litigious studio "should prevail on crucial issues" in its "Watchmen" lawsuit against Fox, casting doubt on the film's March '09 release date. More...

December 17, 2008

First 22 Minutes of Watchmen Screened Opens in new window

Jackie Earle Haley introduced a 22-minute "Watchmen" clip at Butt-Numb-a-Thon last weekend, and CHUD's Devin Faraci was there to write down all the details. More...

December 16, 2008

Watchmen Tickets on Sale...At One Theater Opens in new window

You'll need to go through a few steps before you can do it, but if you live in or near West Nyack, NY, you can now pre-order tickets for the first IMAX showing of "Watchmen" at 12:01 AM on March 6, 2009. More...

December 10, 2008

Watchmen Comic-Con Footage Available on iTunes Opens in new window

The "Watchmen" footage shown at this year's Comic-Con is now available for all to see for free, courtesy of iTunes -- and it's just a click away. More...

December 3, 2008

Zack Snyder Trims Watchmen to 2:35 Opens in new window

Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. haven't settled on a final cut for "Watchmen" yet, but the director tells Sci Fi WIRE that he's gotten the running time down to two hours and 35 minutes. More...

November 24, 2008

Watching the Latest Watchmen Trailer: A Detailed Analysis Opens in new window

Weekly Ketchup columnist (and Watchmen expert) Greg Dean Schmitz has put together a detailed analysis of the latest trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Alan Moore's celebrated graphic novel More...

November 11, 2008

Zack Snyder Talks Watchmen Ending Opens in new window

To squid or not to squid? In a recent interview with Dark Horizons, "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder says it was never really a question More...

October 27, 2008

Warners Taps Tse for Ninja Scroll Opens in new window

Warner Bros. has hired "Watchmen" co-writer Alex Tse to pen an adaptation of Yoshiaki Kawajiri's "Ninja Scroll" anime. More...

October 22, 2008

Watch the Extended Watchmen Trailer Opens in new window

The extended trailer for Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" debuted on television last night, and voila! Now it's on the Web. More...

October 20, 2008

Spoilers Leak from Secret Watchmen Screening Opens in new window

They're being removed from IMDb almost as quickly as they go up, but audience reactions from the recent "Watchmen" screening have hit the Web, and ComicBookMovie is doing its best to preserve them. (Warning: They are, as you might guess, chock full of spoilers.) More...

October 7, 2008

Watch the New Watchmen Video Journal Opens in new window

The latest "Watchmen" video journal has been released, and this time, Zack Snyder and company take us behind the scenes at the creation of Dr. Manhattan. More...

October 6, 2008

RT on DVD: The Future of Watchmen, Plus Sleeping Beauty, Touch of Evil Remastered Opens in new window

Juicy Watchmen DVD news leads off this week's RT on DVD, as Zack Snyder reveals the future of Watchmen and its spinoff DVD, The Black Freighter. Among this week's new releases, we've got a lot to recommend (Sleeping Beauty's 50 Anniversary, Touch of Evil remastered), a few we don't recommend (You Don't Mess With the Zohan, The Happening), and a couple of new titles for those of you with more esoteric tastes (let's just say, Steven Seagal has returned to duty). More...

October 2, 2008

The Net Reacts to 25 Minutes of Watchmen Footage Opens in new window

Did you miss your invitation to see 26 minutes of "Watchmen" footage in L.A. yesterday? Don't worry, plenty of web folks were there to share their impressions and bits of runtime and sequel talk -- including the news that what they saw is so good it "will make you require an adult diaper." More...

September 19, 2008

Weekly Ketchup: Vin Diesel Returns to XXX Franchise Opens in new window

This week's Ketchup bottle brings news of Vin Diesel's return to the XXX franchise, and The Rock heads to Tomorrowland. More...

September 15, 2008

Sneak Peeks at Star Trek, Watchmen, G.I. Joe, and More Opens in new window

Paramount execs screened advance footage from "G.I. Joe," "Watchmen," "Star Trek," and "The Lovely Bones" for the London press last week, and AICN has the skinny on what they saw. More...

September 8, 2008

New Watchmen Video Journal Released Opens in new window

The latest behind-the-scenes "Watchmen" video journal has been released, and IGN has it. More...

September 3, 2008

Watchmen Trial Gets a Start Date Opens in new window

The ongoing saga of the court battle over "Watchmen" took another step yesterday, when the judge presiding over the case set a January 6 trial date. More...

September 2, 2008

Watchmen Lawsuit Could Force Delay Opens in new window

The New York Times continues to follow the unfolding legal drama over "Watchmen" -- and hints at a possible pushback for Warner Bros.' would-be '09 blockbuster. More...

August 27, 2008

NYT Probes the Murky Side of Movie Rights Opens in new window

Looking for some more in-depth information about that nasty Fox/Warner Bros. "Watchmen" lawsuit? Look no further: the New York Times has published a report on just how easy it is for studios to wind up tussling over film rights. More...

August 26, 2008

Brazilian Movie Mag Features Four Watchmen Covers Opens in new window

They don't really offer anything you haven't seen before, but the Brazilian movie magazine SET has unveiled four "Watchmen"-related covers for its new issue. More...

August 21, 2008

Fox Faces Fan Furor Over Watchmen Lawsuit Opens in new window

With the Fox-Warners Watchmen lawsuit back in the news this week, fan outrage has boiled over onto message boards around the Web -- with words like "boycott" becoming increasingly popular. More...

August 19, 2008

Del Toro Talks Hobbit Effects, Watchmen Opportunity Opens in new window

In a recent interview with IGN, Guillermo del Toro promised fans that the special effects in his upcoming Hobbit films will be a blend of CGI and old-fashioned techniques -- and he also mentioned that he passed on the opportunity to direct Watchmen. More...

August 19, 2008

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Fox's Watchmen Lawsuit Opens in new window

The lawsuit between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. -- in which Fox is alleging the rights to Watchmen and seeking to prevent Warners from going ahead with the movie -- will move forward after a judge refused Warners' motion to dismiss Fox's claim. More...

August 7, 2008

New Watchmen Video Journal Posted Opens in new window

Yahoo! has posted the latest installment in the ongoing video journal from Zack Snyder's Watchmen, featuring over half an hour of footage from the movie's Comic Con panel. More...

July 31, 2008

Empire Unveils Two Watchmen Covers, New Images Opens in new window

The new issue of Empire features not one, but two Watchmen covers -- and reveals four new stills from the highly anticipated adaptation. More...

July 28, 2008

Weekly Ketchup: TRON, I Am Legend, Hercules, Red Sonja, And More Opens in new window

In this special edition Weekly Ketchup, the sequels, prequels and comic book heroes keep coming, as we have the latest from Comic Con. More...

July 28, 2008

Watchmen Comic-Con Character Posters Online Opens in new window

Both Watchmen and Terminator Salvation are coming out of Comic-Con with incredible buzz, so it's with great pleasure that I present eight new Watchmen posters from the show floor that were on display at the DC Comics' booth. Thanks to our Brazilian friends at Omelete for uploading some great photos of all eight posters, as they've haven't officially hit online until now. More...

July 25, 2008

Examining Watchmen's Comic-Con Footage Opens in new window

In case you missed the five minutes of non-trailer Watchmen footage debuted at Comic-Con, IGN's got a detailed scene-by-scene breakdown! More...

July 25, 2008

Zack Snyder Watchmen Interview (Mild Spoilers) Opens in new window

High above the exhibition hall at Comic-Con, Warners was conducting interviews Thursday for Watchmen in advance of their anticipated Hall H show-and-tell on Friday. Zack Snyder is currently battling with Warners over the ultimate running time of the movie, which is three hours... More...

July 24, 2008

Watching the Watchmen Trailer: A Detailed Analysis Opens in new window

Weekly Ketchup columnist (and huge Watchmen fan) Greg Dean Schmitz has put together a detailed analysis of what's happening in the teaser trailer for the long-anticipated adaptation of the graphic novel. More...

July 24, 2008

RT Photo Preview: What To Watch at Comic-Con Opens in new window

This year's Con kicks off today with Preview Night, followed by four straight days of nonstop panels, unadulterated geekery, and costumed fun. Here we've put together a preview of our own, photo highlights of the hottest movie panels we're looking forward to over the next few days. (Stay tuned for our gallery of the best Comic-Con costumes -- metallic bikini Leia alert!) More...

July 23, 2008

Matthew Goode Talks Watchmen Opens in new window

He's out promoting Brideshead Revisited, but with a role in Watchmen, Matthew Goode knows what people really want to talk about -- and he was gracious enough to oblige Collider, opening up about the Zack Snyder adaptation in an exclusive interview. More...

July 23, 2008

No Crummy Console Games for Watchmen Opens in new window

Tying in a new movie with a subpar videogame adaptation has become a Hollywood tradition -- but Warner Bros. is bucking the trend with Watchmen, opting instead to produce a pair of downloadable games to go with the movie. More...

July 18, 2008

Weekly Ketchup: Wanted, Monster Squad, and the New Watchmen Trailer Opens in new window

Welcome back to the Weekly Ketchup... wonder what's been going on during the last three weeks? We've got news on Watchmen, Terminator 4, remakes of Monster Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more after the jump. More...

July 18, 2008

New Watchmen Photos, Zack Snyder Interview Opens in new window

You've had a few hours to absorb the new Watchmen trailer -- now sit back and enjoy Entertainment Weekly's Watchmen cover, and a look behind the scenes with Zack Snyder. More...

July 17, 2008

Trailer Bulletin: Watchmen Opens in new window

Who watches the Watchmen? You do! Follow the link for the trailer debut of Watchmen, Zack Snyder's adaptation of the legendary Alan Moor graphic novel. More...

July 15, 2008

A Watchmen Trailer Review? Yes Indeed Opens in new window

Who watches the Watchmen -- the trailer, that is? CHUD's Devin Faraci, that's who, and he's helpfully written a detailed review of the clip that'll be running in front of The Dark Knight this weekend. More...

July 14, 2008

New Watchmen Set Report Posted Opens in new window

Take a look behind the scenes of Zack Snyder's Watchmen in a new set report from ComingSoon.net! More...

July 8, 2008

Dark Knight Trailers Confirmed? Opens in new window

Wondering which trailers you'll see before your opening night screening of The Dark Knight on the 18th? The folks at ComingSoon think they have the answer. More...

July 7, 2008

New Watchmen Video Blog Posted Opens in new window

Zack Snyder's latest Watchmen video blog is finished, and UGO's got it! More...

June 30, 2008

Zack Snyder Talks Watchmen Effects and Characters Opens in new window

Zack Snyder won the Saturn award for 300, but all the talk at the Sci-Fi ceremony was of Watchmen. Still battling for his three hour cut, Snyder also revealed how much of the film's visual effects work is completed. More...

June 25, 2008

Zack and Debbie Snyder Talk Watchmen Opens in new window

Collider caught Zack and Debbie Snyder on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards, and used the opportunity to pry loose a few Watchmen details. More...

May 29, 2008

Watchmen's Hayter Relives Adaptation's Long, Strange Trip Opens in new window

In a new interview, Watchmen screenwriter David Hayter has opened up about the years of behind-the-scenes struggles that were necessary to bring the classic graphic novel to the screen. More...

May 27, 2008

Snyder's Watchmen Weighing in at Three Hours? Opens in new window

A three-hour theatrical cut? A director's cut over four hours long? A tie-in DVD released along with the film? Zack Snyder's Watchmen adaptation has entered post-production, and it's shaping up to be a doozy. More...

May 26, 2008

RT on DVD: A Second Watchmen Movie and News of a Rambo Director's Cut Opens in new window

Zack Snyder announces a second Watchmen movie (kinda) and Sly Stallone announces his director's cut of Rambo -- so should you pick up the theatrical cut on DVD this week? Find out more inside. More...

May 6, 2008

Zack Snyder Posts New Watchmen Journal Opens in new window

Wondering how things are going behind the scenes of Watchmen? Zack Snyder lays it all out for you in his latest video journal! More...

April 7, 2008

See the Sets of Zack Snyder's Watchmen Opens in new window

Ready for a look at the sets of Zack Snyder's Watchmen? More...

March 7, 2008

Weekly Ketchup: new photos from Watchmen and Wolverine Opens in new window

This week's Ketchup bottle holds new photos from Watchmen and Wolverine, news about competing Avatar titles from James Cameron and M. Night Shyamalan, and casting news about another installment of The Fast and the Furious More...

March 6, 2008

Zack Snyder Posts a New Batch of Watchmen Stills! Opens in new window

As of today, we're one year away from the debut of Zack Snyder's Watchmen -- and Snyder is celebrating right along with the rest of us. More...

February 28, 2008

Justice League of America Back on the Fast Track Opens in new window

Not long ago, George Miller's Justice League of America was rumored to be locked in development deep-freeze, a casualty of the writers' strike -- but now that Hollywood's scribes are back to work, Warner Bros. has JLA back on track. More...

February 12, 2008

Lawsuit-o-Rama: The Hobbit, Watchmen, Passion of the Christ, and Nic Cage! Opens in new window

The Tolkien Trust is suing New Line, Fox is suing Warner Bros. over Watchmen, The Passion of the Christ screenwriter is suing Mel Gibson, and Nicolas Cage is courting Kathleen Turner. It's going to take an army of Michael Claytons to untangle the legal messes Hollywood has tumbled into this week. More...

February 1, 2008

Carla Gugino Calls Her Watchmen Role "A Challenge" Opens in new window

Ask a dozen film critics to each make a list of the most underappreciated actresses working in Hollywood today, and the name "Carla Gugino" is likely to appear more than once -- but her turn as the Silk Spectre in Zack Snyder's Watchmen just might help her grab that elusive spotlight. More...

December 17, 2007

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says Watchmen's Comedian Lives Up to the Book Opens in new window

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been making the press rounds for P.S. I Love You, so everyone has gotten a chance to grill him about Watchmen. He plays The Comedian, and confirms that the movie is capturing every glorious moment of his story as depicted in the original Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons graphic novel. More...

December 10, 2007

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gerard Butler Talk Watchmen Opens in new window

Aside from being co-stars in the upcoming romantic comedy P.S. I Love You, Gerard Butler and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are both veterans of Zack Snyder productions -- so you know that when SuperHeroHype showed up at a press junket for P.S., their questions had nothing to do with Hilary Swank. More...

November 27, 2007

New Watchmen Info and Stills! Opens in new window

Watchmen director Zack Snyder has issued another update from the set of his highly anticipated adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel, and what he has to say -- and show -- should only increase fans' excitement for the film. More...

November 21, 2007

Watchmen Spinoffs Heading to DVD? Opens in new window

As any comics fan could tell you -- at high volume, and possibly a few tears -- the bar for comics-to-film adaptations has been set painfully low. Hopes for Zack Snyder's Watchmen are high, however -- and if the latest gossip from CHUD is on target, that optimism could be justified. More...

November 14, 2007

Matt Frewer Joins Watchmen Cast Opens in new window

In a bit of news that should bring a smile to the face of anyone old enough to remember 1988, Matt Frewer -- the actor who rose to fame as the Coke-shilling disembodied head known as Max Headroom -- has joined the cast of Zack Snyder's Watchmen. More...

November 5, 2007

Go Behind the Scenes of Hellboy II and Watchmen! Opens in new window

Getting impatient to see Watchmen? How about Hellboy II: The Golden Army? More...

October 12, 2007

Zack Snyder Developing The Last Photograph Opens in new window

Zack Snyder has already taken audiences onto the battlefields of ancient Greece. Now, according to Variety, he's planning on taking them on "a journey...through war-torn Afghanistan." More...

October 4, 2007

Writing Team Penning Fast-Tracked Transformers 2 Opens in new window

It looked like a long shot, but give 'em credit for moving quickly when they needed to -- DreamWorks/Paramount is getting its ducks in a row for the fast-tracked Transformers 2. More...

October 3, 2007

Malin Akerman Says Watchmen Light On Green Screen Opens in new window

Watchmen has begun filming but Malin Akerman is still on the press rounds for The Heartbreak Kid. She provided a preview of her role as The Silk Spectre before she joins the rest of the cast on the set. More...

September 25, 2007

Zack Snyder Sends A Message From The Watchmen Set! Opens in new window

Warner Brothers just passed along a video message from Watchmen director Zack Snyder, taped on location in Vancouver where the production has just finished its first week of shooting. More...

August 29, 2007

Zack Snyder to Helm New Illustrated Man Opens in new window

Zack Snyder, director of the comic book adaptations 300 and the soon-to-start-filming Watchmen, has already demonstrated a fondness for hand-drawn source material. According to Variety, his next project will take its inspiration from a different kind of illustration -- specifically, Ray Bradbury's 1951 collection of short stories, The Illustrated Man. More...

August 8, 2007

Watchmen's Cast Adds Carla Gugino Opens in new window

Wednesday seems to be Casting Announcement Day this week -- no sooner do we learn that Anton Yelchin will be joining the cast of Star Trek XI do we receive word of the latest addition to the cast of Zack Snyder's Watchmen. Guess who'll be playing Sally Jupiter, A.K.A. the Silk Spectre? More...

July 25, 2007

Crudup, Wilson, and Goode Confirmed for Watchmen Opens in new window

We can all stop speculating who will be in WB's big screen adaptation of Watchmen, because the cast has been announced. Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Goode, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jackie Earle Haley and Malin Akerman are all confirmed, according to Variety. More...

July 23, 2007

Jackie Earle Haley, More Confirmed for Watchmen Cast Opens in new window

Expect to see a whole lot of "Watchmen" updates over the next several months. And here's one: Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, and Malin Akerman have signed deals to appear in Zack Snyder's Alan Moore adaptation. More...

July 16, 2007

Secondary Characters Revealed for Watchmen Opens in new window

With actors ranging from Tom Cruise to Jude Law rumored to be in talks for a part in the big screen adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel Watchmen, speculations of who's going to be cast are almost as big an event as the movie surely will be. More...

July 10, 2007

Crudup to Join "Watchmen"? Opens in new window

Its release date is still listed as "TBA 2008," but director Zack Snyder's adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic "Watchmen" graphic novel is already kicking up all kinds of dust on the news/gossip circuit (as in, um, our very own newsdesk). More...

June 28, 2007

Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jeremy Irons...Is This the "Watchmen" Cast List? Opens in new window

As we wait and wonder about what Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" will end up like, we have a big juicy casting report to share. It might not be 100% finished just yet, but it's still fun to look through anyway. More...

June 18, 2007

Patrick Wilson (Pretty Much) Confirmed for "Watchmen" Opens in new window

He did great work in both "Hard Candy" and "Little Children," so now it might be time for Patrick Wilson's shot at the comic book material. More...

June 15, 2007

Keanu Says No to "Watchmen" Opens in new window

Last week we heard about a few of Zack Snyder's potential "wish list" actors for his "Watchmen" adaptation. Scratch one name off... More...

June 11, 2007

Zack Snyder Chats About "Watchmen" Opens in new window

Not even in pre-production and already it's one of the most talked-about adaptations in quite some time... More...

May 17, 2007

"Metal Gear Solid" Moving On Without "Solid Snake" Opens in new window

Actor turned screenwriter David Hayter provided the voice for Solid Snake in the "Metal Gear Solid" video games -- but that doesn't mean he's working on the movie version. More...

March 26, 2007

Zack Snyder To Revisit Zombie Action in "Army of the Dead" Opens in new window

Fanboys already excited about Zack Snyder's upcoming "Watchmen" adaptation have a whole new reason to "heart" the "300" helmer: another zombie movie!! More...

March 5, 2007

WonderCon: Zack Snyder Talks "Watchmen" Opens in new window

Now that Zack Snyder is done with "300," and looks to have done a fine job with it, he's ready to move on to his next project, "Watchmen." Originally a twelve-issue graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, "Watchman" will be an R-rated super hero movie, if Snyder has his way. Here's what he had to say about his next movie during my interview with him for "300." More...

March 2, 2007

Tom Cruise NOT to Star in "Watchmen" Opens in new window

I haven't read the source material, but apparently Tom Cruise was interested in playing the character 'Ozymandias' in Zack Snyder's (eventually) upcoming "Watchmen" adaptation. But don't get too stressed just yet... More...

February 11, 2007

Zack Snyder Talks "Watchmen": "More 'Taxi Driver' Than 'Fantastic Four'" Opens in new window

"Watchmen" has been one of the longest in development comic book properties. If even Joel Silver couldn't get it made, it's clearly a tough one. Zack Snyder ("300") is gearing up to make it happen, and he appreciates that nobody else got it done first. More...

November 16, 2006

Early Screening Report on "300" Opens in new window

A few more buzzings have leaked out regarding Zack Snyder's "300," which is of course the highly-anticipated action flick based on the novel by Frank Miller. Apparently another guy saw it -- and loved it. More...

November 15, 2006

Don't Hold Your Breath on a "Watchmen" Sequel Opens in new window

The very busy Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead," "300") recently sat down with IGN's Scott Collura and delivered a rather thorough breakdown of what we might expect to find in his adaptation of Alan Moore's "Watchmen" -- although don't expect any sequels. More...

October 6, 2006

Snyder & Co. Finish Up Their "Watchman" Screenplay Opens in new window

If there's one young filmmaker who's poised to become a huge fanboy-favorite, it's gotta be Mr. Zack Snyder. After winning over most of the skeptics with his "Dawn of the Dead" remake, the guy poured a whole lot of effort into the seriously cool-looking "300." And after that? Oh, he's just adapting a little comic series called "Watchmen." More...

June 9, 2005

Paramount Confirms "Mission: Impossible 3" is a Go Opens in new window

Just a day after dropping their proposed "Watchmen" adaptation, Paramount Pictures announced that "Mission: Impossible 3" will go into production on July 18th. J.J. Abrams (TV's "Alias") will make his big-screen directorial debut on the highly anticipated sequel. More...

June 8, 2005

"Watchmen" Spun Into Turnaround Opens in new window

Variety brings some news that might disappoint all the Alan Moore fans out there: Paramount has decided to put their adaptation of Moore's "Watchmen" into turnaround, which basically means the property is now a free agent for the other studios to look over. More...

March 17, 2005

Greengrass Sheds Some Light on "Watchmen" Opens in new window

Those lovable movie geeks over at CHUD.com sat down for a darn solid interview with director Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy," "Bloody Sunday"). CHUD's Devin Faraci and the filmmaker discuss all sorts of stuff, but the focus here, of course, is Mr. Greengrass' pre-production work on "Watchmen." More...

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