If you don't know The Watchmen or if you're not a comic book fan, then you probably don't have a clue what this means for us fanboys. The only way I can explain it is that what Citizen Kane is to film, "The Watchmen" is to comic books and graphic novels.
A couple of years ago, I had a soft cover copy of "The Watchmen" and I gave it to Philip and told him to read it. He told me that he had too many books that he needed to read and he couldn't really start it, so I asked him to just read the first 10 pages. He left my apartment that night with the book and when I called him the next day, he told me he was at a bookstore buying his own personal copy of "The Watchmen." He couldn't put it down.
If you don't read or even if you don't like comic books, do yourself a favor and buy "The Watchmen." Alan Moore is a genius.
Today, the director of the film version of "The Watchmen," Zack Snyder, gave us a first look at some of the characters. These make me so happy because they are so friggin' perfect.
Silk SpectreAdapting "The Watchmen" into a film is extremely difficult, but if these pictures are any indication, Zack Snyder is on the right track and March 6th, 2009 is going to be on Hell of a night at the movies.