Expect to see the teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited film adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen before The Dark Knight! Can’t wait? It’s okay, neither could I. Here’s the trailer.
SYNOPSIS: Set in an alternate reality of 1985. A time when Nixon is still in office, we teeter-totter on the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, and Superheroes were commonplace until they were forced into retirement. Only the mysterious Rorschach remains, lurking aimlessly in the streets. But when a former colleague is brutally murdered, Rorschach attempts to rally his other associates to investigate, but the ultimate question is “Who Watches The Watchmen?”
The film is directed by Zack Snyder who burst onto the scene a few years back with his remarkably spry remake of Dawn of the Dead. He followed that up with the incredibly successful film adaptation of Frank Miller’s Graphic Novel 300.
The cast includes Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
This film has been in the works ever since the graphic novel first gained public attention after it was published, and the project has passed through the hands of many directors. Notoriously the closest anyone came (until now) was Terry Gilliam, who was set to turn it into an epic TV miniseries. But after all this waiting, come March 6 2009, WE will be watching the Watchmen…