Entertainment Weekly has published an article talking about Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen in which the possible movie is mentioned as well. The magazine claims that Warner Bros. Pictures is now in talks to pick up the project after it was dropped by Paramount Pictures. The mag asked the creators and influenced talent about the movie:
In the late ’80s, producer Joel Silver (The Matrix) tried to make a film adaptation with director Terry Gilliam. Robin Williams and Richard Gere were rumored to be interested. But the project imploded primarily over budget, and the end of the Cold War deprived Watchmen of its political relevance. But in 2001, the comic found new life thanks to a zeitgeist-mining script by David Hayter (X-Men). Paramount was set to roll earlier this year with The Bourne Supremacy’s Paul Greengrass at the helm â€” until a regime change at the studio sent it into turnaround. Still, says producer Larry Gordon, ”We have every reason to believe we will eventually make the movie.” By the way, Moore doesn’t mind: He’s adamantly opposed to Watchmen’s adaptation for artistic, business, and personal reasons â€” a position that hardened after Fox’s limp 2003 version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen â€” and plans to give any film royalties to Gibbons.
SAM HAMM (first Watchmen screenwriter)
The full article is available in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Source: Entertainment Weekly