Behold, The Watchmen Trailer!


Watchmen, created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, is widely regarded as the greatest graphic novel in history – and not without reason. So the pressure on a movie adaptation of that work is immense. But if you watch the trailer for Zack Snyder's take on the story, we think you'll agree that all is looking very promising. Click the image below to see it, then check out our screen-to-comic comparison here.

Watchmen tells the story of a world where costumed heroes have been outlawed, but a small band are brought back together after someone starts picking off their now retired contemporaries. Behold, The Watchmen Trailer!
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Snyder has nailed the look of the comic, but without making it look slavish or too primary coloured. We love the tiny moment when you see the ink in Rorschach's mask start to shift. And the realisation of blue, naked, glowing Dr Manhattan is near faultless. Those costumes, which we weren't 100% convinced by in the first images, work brilliantly in motion. Our excitement levels just rose several notches. What do you think?

Watchmen, which stars Patrick Wilson, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is released in March 2009.