Thursday, March 06, 2008

We Watches The Watchmen!

Here they are, like something stepping out of my indy fan boy dreams, there really is a movie and it's been shot and is going into post.

Here are some inc
redible promo shots just officially posted HERE!

The Watchmen are flesh and blood.
Let's gawk! (wiki in blue)
(don't forget to click for a bigger image!)

The Comedian/
Edward Blake
(Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
A vigilante superhero who is commissioned by the U.S. government. Prior to Morgan's casting, producers Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin met with Ron Perlman to discuss portraying the Comedian. Morgan found the role challenging, explaining, "For some reason, in reading the novel, you don't hate this guy even though he does things that are unmentionable. My job is to kind of make that translate, so as a viewer you end up not making excuses to like him, but you don't hate him like you should for doing the things that he does."

Rorschach/Walter Kovacs
(Jackie Earle Haley)

A vigilante superhero who continues his vigilante activities after they are outlawed. He was transformed over time from a "soft" costumed hero into a killer who sees the world in black and white. Rorschach wears a mask with ink blots that morph to reflect his emotions: motion capture markers were put on the contours of Earle Haley's blank mask, for animators to create his ever-changing expressions. Small holes were made for him to see.

Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt
(Matthew Goode)
A retired vigilante superhero who has since made his identity public. Adrian Veidt has been deemed the "smartest man in the world" by many, mainly the media. He has proven to be incredibly intelligent with his genius plan to help Earth towards utopia.

Nite Owl/Daniel Dreiberg
(Patrick Wilson)
A retired vigilante superhero with technological experience, former partner to Rorschach. Dan Dreiberg relied more upon technical wizardry than toughness, which set him apart from his fellow costumed adventurers. Still, he has demonstrated more than adequate skills when defending himself. All of his gadgets and costumes are based on an owl theme. He uses an owl-shaped flying vehicle nicknamed "Archie" (Archimedes, after Merlin's owl), equipped with a variety of offensive and defensive devices.

Silk Spectre/Laurie Juspeczyk
(Malin Åkerman)
A retired vigilante superhero. Åkerman described her character as the psychology and the emotion of the film due to being the only woman among the men. The actress worked out and trained to fight for her portrayal of the crimefighter. Sally "Jupiter" Juspeczyk (the first Silk Spectre) pushed her daughter into the "family business" of crimefighting. Laurie Juspeczyk never held much interest in becoming her mother's successor, but went along with Sally's wishes anyway."

SIGH... only a year away..

And if you're jonzing even more for some Watchmen goodies after that, calm down with this pre-production interview with director Zack Snyder in which he lays down his Watchmen philosophy..

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