By Ryan Parsons | Image from the graphic novel by Alan Moore.
Since the adaptation of Alan Moore's Watchmen has had so many bumps in the road we try not to get peoples hopes up. After the film attempted to find life through the support of director Paul Greengrass, Paramount began to raise their own issues including budget constraints. After a few delays Paramount pulled the project entirely.
Fortunately, Warner Bros was predicting box office gold with another Alan Moore adaptation, V for Vendetta, and figured adding Watchmen to their roster couldn't hurt. After the purchase of Watchmen we were told that there was even a good possibility that Vendetta director, James McTeigue, would be willing to jump straight on the next Alan Moore adaptation.
But let's not be too hasty... V for Vendetta hadn't even hit theatres yet.
Snyder New Watchmen Director?
Now that V for Vendetta is complete and out to theatres we figured it would only be a matter of time before Warner Bros begun to scratch at that little itch known as Watchmen. After seeing V for Vendetta I do admit that I am excited at the prospects of rookie director McTeigue taking the helm of Watchmen. However, even with V getting love from the critics, it looks like Warner Bros may be looking for another director who is just as fresh.
According to AICN, director Zach Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300)is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros to direct the adaptation of Watchmen.
While I was there, I noticed a copy of the WATCHMEN graphic novel sitting on the desk of his office, and in our conversations about Frank Miller and his newfound luck in film translations of his work, the subject of Alan Moore came up. Snyder mentioned that he was about to meet with the producers of WATCHMEN to discuss whether or not he would come aboard to direct the long-in-development film.
Iíve been able to confirm now that Snyder has entered negotiations with Warner Bros. to helm the project, which is fantastic news.
Since we have been cheering for Watchmen since the beginning any update on the project is a good one.