In our latest article about Watchmen
[read here], we announced that the film, due
to budget cuts, may not occur at all. Well, thanks to a couple emails [thanks
Andi], and the latest reports, that will not be the case. However, Watchmen
will still have to make some adjustments for the recent budget cuts at Paramount.
New Location for Watchmen
According to a report from ScreenDaily, retold
Watchmen is still in full force [semi-full] since the budget cuts.
However, to compensate for a smaller budget, the first thing to go is the
location. Here is a little bit of ComingSoon's update:
...There is more news about the problems facing the movie, as it's been announced that the film, which has been in preproduction at London's Pinewood Studios may not be able to afford to shoot the movie there as originally planned.
The new management at Paramount Pictures has been carefully examining the proposed $120 million budget for the comic book epic, forcing the productiong to start looking at other possible shooting locations. Producer Lloyd Levin cites the exchange rate of the US dollar to the British pound as one of the reasons for the change of location, although he made it clear that Greengrass was still attached and that they're still hoping to release the film in the summer of 2006.
Having read the Alan Moore graphic novel The
Watchmen, I am standing aside a lot of fans that are hoping that this
film gets made in the highest fashion. Most remember the Alan Moore flop,
known as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and are praying
that Watchmen finally gets Moore right. Stay tuned for updates.