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22 October 2008  |  Written by Dan Goodswen  |  Source: Yahoo! Movies

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The juggernaut that is the Warner Brother's marketing department have started shifting through the gears in the promotion of Watchmen. Today a new one-sheet teaser appeared online, showing the famous smiley-face, as worn by the Comedian, in the foreground - with a background silhouette of the Comedian falling to his demise on the street.

A teaser yes, but not a spoiler - the death of the Comedian is the first thing that happens in the comic book, so those of you that haven't read the comic should not feel hard done by.

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RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
L: fireboy Is any one else worried that the blood splat is the wrong shape? It might seem a bit nit-picky, but the shape of the blood is reflected many times in the book. Has it just been overlooked, or what. I was expecting a massive attention to detail and that blood splat was at the top of the list... o.  Not in the slightest.  Gibbons didn't try to draw ultra realistically.  The blood splat in the movie is more like how a blood splat on a badge would probably look. More

Posted by KeithM at 23:21 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
Is any one else worried that the blood splat is the wrong shape? It might seem a bit nit-picky, but the shape of the blood is reflected many times in the book. Has it just been overlooked, or what. I was expecting a massive attention to detail and that blood splat was at the top of the list... L: Monkeyshaver Here's a link to what the characters would look like if Matt Groening made the movie!! springfieldpunx.blogspot.com/2008/08/keep-watching.html ote] I hope More

Posted by fireboy at 23:02 on 29 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
That sounds like a quote more than something you think... It's stating the bleeding obvious that they're different.  But the hardest thing to translate between mediums is time switching.  In a novel you can do it in a simple sentence - 'He used to be a teacher before becoming the soldier he is today...' and you can do it a lot without losing too much structure or causing too much confusion.  In a comic book, it has to be done over a number of panels, but you can still get aw More

Posted by KeithM at 19:19 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
Because it is the way it is told, the very nature of the comic book format that is an intrinsic part of the story. Although on the surface it appears that comic books are just movies in picture form that is not always the case, particularly with Alan Moore’s work which he’s always stated he is writing stuff that can ONLY be expressed in comic book form. I think the film will be entertaining but a lot will be lost, as with all adaptations of literature I suppose. More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 16:38 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
L: Monkeyshaver From the footage I've seen it looks pretty stylish but can't see how it could work as a film, as Terry Gillian observed it could only be given justice as a mini-series. Plus some of the cast members look a bit too young for the roles, especially Ozymandias. hat does Gilliam know?  He's made some great movies, but his projects tend to be very awkward and bloated - I wouldn't have liked to have seen him do Watchmen tbh.  I find it funny how people are using his w More

Posted by KeithM at 14:58 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
Here's a link to what the characters would look like if  Matt Groening made the movie!! springfieldpunx.blogspot.com/2008/08/keep-watching.html More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 11:26 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
From the footage I’ve seen it looks pretty stylish but can’t see how it could work as a film, as Terry Gillian observed it could only be given justice as a mini-series. Plus some of the cast members look a bit too young for the roles, especially Ozymandias. More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 11:23 on 28 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Watchmen Teaser Poster Released
Fuck a duck!  I cannot wait for this to come out, looks like Snyder has nailed it from the look of the poster, the trailer and the rest of the 29 stills on yahoo, also how fit are the 2 Silk Spectres?  Hubba Hubba. More

Posted by kinge247 at 23:42 on 25 October 2008 | Report This Post

Watch it!
Not terribly keen on this poster, looks like a bit of lazy design. I do have high hopes for the movie though - please let it be good! The trailers look pretty spot on, as do the costumes. It can't come soon enough....the clock is ticking...... More

Posted by Uncle Ludo at 21:27 on 25 October 2008 | Report This Post

This. Is. Sweet! Loving it. More

Posted by evildave69 at 15:51 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

Loveing This
Love The Novel and love the tenser trailer and all of the posters so I’m sure I am going to love the film. This could be the one that beats the Dark Knight as the greatest comic book film ever made but that will still be a challenge even for Watchman More

Posted by RC 18 at 17:37 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Good actors though
Probably too early to tell whether it will live up to the book but I think the cast is pretty well chosen, the actor playing rorshach, jackie earl haley, is excellent, . Maybe if Zack Snyder gets obssesed over special effects maybe the actor's at least can take care of making it a good film More

Posted by seanj1 at 15:32 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

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I was being sarcastic, I hate the way they take shortcuts with grammar and spelling. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 12:02 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

The date's american so they put the month first and then the date. There's a bit more footage of Watchmen on YouTube on an extended trailer. You can catch that on http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-GUmgQHvqqc More

Posted by BVB at 09:46 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

This is out on June 3, how come the delay? More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 09:12 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Will this poster at least be available to buy? I loved the ones released at comic-con but you cant get them! More

Posted by nclowe at 08:23 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Watchmen Certified
Really pleased that the poster is showing an "R" rated certificate? Excellent. I'm glad to see that they're not going to hold back on the graphic( no pun intended) nature of the book. However, I think they'll go for a "15" over here, but it will push the boundaries a tad. More

Posted by rwillis122 at 07:25 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

I cannot wait for this film to come out. Even if it doesn't work on screen it looks like they're having a really good stab at getting things right. More

Posted by muchobenny at 20:07 on 22 October 2008 | Report This Post

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L: Deacon Frost There is some new footage on You Tube, courtesy of the Scream Awards in America if anyone wants a peek.ntioned in Empires news round up at the moment.ote] not mentioned there but it was mentioned here on the forums by myself at nine of oclock this morning, with not one comment made on it! i even included a link to the footage. ! More

Posted by adambatman82 at 19:11 on 22 October 2008 | Report This Post

There is some new footage on You Tube, courtesy of the Scream Awards in America if anyone wants a peek. Not mentioned in Empires news round up at the moment. More

Posted by Deacon Frost at 18:35 on 22 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Nice shot
L: Ethanial Loved that moment at Movie-Con, whilst I didn't find too much fascinating with the 3-4 mins of short snippets they showed, not being familiar to the tale, I thought that shot was simply stunning, and it looks great there. Also, it got rated then, Strong Graphic Violence, Sexuality, nudity and language, is mean it might be pushed into the 18 bracket when they finally rate it over here? ]   Maybe so. If it is, hopefully Warners won't ask it to be cut down to get More

Posted by BatFan at 17:18 on 22 October 2008 | Report This Post

Nice shot
Loved that moment at Movie-Con, whilst I didn't find too much fascinating with the 3-4 mins of short snippets they showed, not being familiar to the tale, I thought that shot was simply stunning, and it looks great there. Also, it got rated then, Strong Graphic Violence, Sexuality, nudity and language, does this mean it might be pushed into the 18 bracket when they finally rate it over here? More

Posted by Ethanial at 17:05 on 22 October 2008 | Report This Post

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