EXCL: Tyler Bates Talks Watchmen

Superhero Hype! sister site ShockTillYouDrop.com had a chance to talk to composer Tyler Bates (300, Slither) about his body of work including preliminary thoughts on his third movie with Zack Snyder based on Alan Moore and David Gibbons’ Watchmen. Here’s an excerpt where Bates talks about his reaction on first reading the graphic novel and script for Snyder’s adaptation:

Well, I’m not a comic guy, but of course I read it when I knew he was making it, but not until “300” was done and not until he asked me to do it. I thought it was really great. I love the characters and I love Rorschach, and they just sent me the script a couple weeks ago and I read it and thought, “Wow, this is a fantastic adaptation of this book.” I didn’t know how they could possibly condense that book, but you know what, people thought that about “300” as well. There were people trying to make “300” and there were several versions floating around town and they couldn’t make it.”

You can read more with Bates including how he originally hooked up with Snyder and some stuff about his top selling 300 soundtrack by going here!

Source: Edward Douglas, ShockTillYouDrop.com