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04.13.2017
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Watchmen R-rated animated film

It's been eight years since the release of Zack Snyder's live-action adaptation of the iconic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons graphic novel, but it seems that Warner Bros. may be returning to WATCHMEN once again, but this time, as an R-rated animated movie. According to a report by CBR, a recent survey hosted on the Warner Bros. A-List Community site seems to reveal that an animated WATCHMEN flick is on the way.

Described as a "faithful adaptation of the Watchmen graphic novel," the potential project will be executed in an animation style which will mirror the source material. It also makes mention that they're anticipating an R-rating and that it will be a direct-to-video project much like their recent adaptation of BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE. Warner Bros.' A-List Community program regularly asks their subscribers for their opinions on a variety of upcoming film or television projects, but it's not necessarily a guarantee that said project will materialize or an indicator of how far along it may be.

Following the release of the Zack Snyder film, there was a boom of WATCHMEN related merchandise including a prequel comic-series, Before Watchmen, which was developed without the involvement of Alan Moore or Dave Gibbons. Warner Bros. obviously wants to keep milking this franchise so it wouldn't exactly be a big surprise to learn that the studio has more than a few WATCHMEN-related projects in the works. It was also rumoured that Snyder and Warner Bros. had met with HBO two years ago to discuss developing a WATCHMEN TV series, but nothing seems to have come from that.

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Source: CBR

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3:13PM on 04/14/2017

I hated the Snyder film.

It felt as if the studio wanted to prove they could release an R-rated superhero movie. Lots of violence and nudity but the spirit of the comic isn't there.
It felt as if the studio wanted to prove they could release an R-rated superhero movie. Lots of violence and nudity but the spirit of the comic isn't there.
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8:32AM on 04/14/2017

So we'll get the giant space squid...

...and the purists can all quit bitching.
Hopefully its better than the Killing Joke as that was a mess. Batman & Batgirl having sex? No thanks!
...and the purists can all quit bitching.
Hopefully its better than the Killing Joke as that was a mess. Batman & Batgirl having sex? No thanks!
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2:53AM on 04/14/2017
Gotta say, I really liked Zack Snyder's Watchmen. It's definitely something tough to adapt to a 2 hour movie, and I feel like even if they could bypass establishing some semblance of realism with an animated feature, a single animated film won't do this true justice. I was most excited about the Watchmen HBO series people were talking about a while ago.
Gotta say, I really liked Zack Snyder's Watchmen. It's definitely something tough to adapt to a 2 hour movie, and I feel like even if they could bypass establishing some semblance of realism with an animated feature, a single animated film won't do this true justice. I was most excited about the Watchmen HBO series people were talking about a while ago.
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5:03PM on 04/15/2017
The Extended, or even better the Ultimate Cut are even better (as usual with Snyder's films) !
The Extended, or even better the Ultimate Cut are even better (as usual with Snyder's films) !
2:07AM on 04/14/2017

THERE'S ALREADY ...

... perfectly good 12 part motion comic.
... perfectly good 12 part motion comic.
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10:54PM on 04/13/2017
I liked the film but an animated adaption might be cool.
Only doubt I might have about the project would be the length.
They should think about doing it as an animated mini series, there's certainly enough story to cover.
I liked the film but an animated adaption might be cool.
Only doubt I might have about the project would be the length.
They should think about doing it as an animated mini series, there's certainly enough story to cover.
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8:58PM on 04/13/2017
Watchmen has some elements that just are hard to pull off in live-action. I liked the cast, but Snyder's movie had more flaws than just a change of the ending (I will complain to anyone who cares to listen how the mugging scene betrays the basic goodness of Dreiberg and Laurie by having them kill the muggers). So yeah, I'm for an animated movie.
Watchmen has some elements that just are hard to pull off in live-action. I liked the cast, but Snyder's movie had more flaws than just a change of the ending (I will complain to anyone who cares to listen how the mugging scene betrays the basic goodness of Dreiberg and Laurie by having them kill the muggers). So yeah, I'm for an animated movie.
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7:50PM on 04/13/2017
Unlike most I actually enjoyed Snyder's movies. Certainly far better than anything he's done with DC. Yeah the ending change I understand why it happened, but I wasn't thrilled with it. it made more real world sense though as at the time comic book absurdity hadn't quite been completely accepted. I'd be down to see what happens with this, having HBO do it would be awesome.
Unlike most I actually enjoyed Snyder's movies. Certainly far better than anything he's done with DC. Yeah the ending change I understand why it happened, but I wasn't thrilled with it. it made more real world sense though as at the time comic book absurdity hadn't quite been completely accepted. I'd be down to see what happens with this, having HBO do it would be awesome.
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7:46PM on 04/13/2017
If it's no better than the motion comic that was released years ago, I'd stick with the said motion comic.
If it's no better than the motion comic that was released years ago, I'd stick with the said motion comic.
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