Thursday, July 26, 2007

Watchmen Cast Revealed

"Watchmen," the long-gestating big-screen adaptation of the seminal DC Comics limited series, has finally found its superheroes.

Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Malin Akerman have been cast in the Warner Bros. movie, which Zack Snyder is directing. Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Deborah Snyder are producing.

Set in an alternate America, "Watchmen" follows costumed hero Rorschach, who is living a vigilante lifestyle because most masked heroes have retired or been outlawed. While investigating a murder, Rorschach learns that a former masked-hero colleague has been killed, prompting him to begin investigating a possible conspiracy.
Aint-It-Cool News has a list with headshots. I like Patrick Wilson for Night Owl, and Billy Crudup for Dr Manhattan works, too. But what happened to Jude Law for Veidt?

Overall, I just wish this would fall apart and go back to development hell for a few more years. I want it to be good, but I just have no confidence Zack Snyder can pull this off... (and, really, to do the book justice, it shouldn't be a movie... it should be a 12 part limited series from HBO.)

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