efavata.com has a good link on the current status of ‘The Watchmen’. Currently, Paramount Pictures holds the movie rights to the graphic novel, but the script has been tossed around so much no one knows what’s going on. Type in the movies website, watchmenmovie.com and you just get redirected toward Paramount’s website. The movie’s been in development for years now, and they complain they can’t get a good script going. Last time I checked, the book itself can be used as a fancy storyboard for the writers, should they need inspiration. But, that’s just me.
For those wanting whether or not to check of V on opening weekend, maybe all the reviews posted on ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ can help you decide.
Friday brings the latest adaptation of an Alan Moore Graphic Novel to the big screen. The story itself is over 20 years old and is a political response to the regime of Margaret Thatcher. Now, Andy and Larry Wachowski (The Matrix) have injected modern politics and world events to update the story for today’s audience. While ‘V’ is not as famous as Moore’s ‘The Watchmen’, if you have not had a chance to read either one, now is a good time.