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There maybe was a meeting talking about possibly adapting Watchmen for HBO

10.01.2015

All it takes is a conversation. If someone in the entertainment industry has a conversation about maybe one day doing something, then you can just report it and you've got yourself a scoop. A meeting, a suggestive look, an approving nod... these are the things we eat up as of late, particularly when it applies to anything we might have some level of attachment to. It doesn't matter that there's no there there, so long as there's the faintest possibility for us to dream about. That's enough to get us by.

That's why I wouldn't put too much stock into the idea, per Collider, that a meeting may have possibly gone down at HBO in which Zack Snyder and the cable network discussed the chances of adapting WATCHMEN for television.

It’s with that in mind that we report that Snyder has been meeting with HBO to talk about a Watchmen TV series. Our sources tell us that the meetings about adapting the DC Comics property have taken place, but unfortunately we don’t have any details as to whether this would be a prequel series, a re-imagining of the events of the Watchmen story itself, or a sequel series.

Has there been a conversation? I wouldn't put it past them. These are the sorts of random talks that happen all the time. The problem is that most of them generate diddly-squat.

It's spit-balling. It's brainstorming. It's whatever you want to call it that essentially amounts to throwing a bunch of shit at the wall and seeing if anything sticks. I can't see anything really happening with WATCHMEN, because what story is left to tell there? Snyder already came about as close as anyone is ever going to get to pulling off WATCHMEN on-screen. We don't need to revisit those waters again.

Now you could point to the BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel comic series and say that's where a series could happen, but that's not really the Watchmen, is it? And is that what you really were hoping for when you considered the possibility of a Watchmen series on HBO? Of course not.

Could something develop here at some point down the line? Perhaps. But with very little to go on as far as what story this would tell, whether Snyder would even be involved, whether HBO has a legitimate interest, it seems more like a thin fog than even smoke.

Everyone always asks who watches the Watchmen, but the more relevant question now is who is talking about who would watch the Watchmen? And I'm not sure we have much clarity on that either.

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Source: Collider

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6:13AM on 10/02/2015

They could do a Watchmen Director's Cut

The movie was 162 minutes. That's 2 hours 42 minutes. All Zack Snyder would need to do is find 1 hour and 18 minutes of material and he could have two 2-hour episodes: Watchmen Director's Cut Part I and Watchmen Director's Cut Part II. This could be the start of something.

Edit: There is an existing cut that runs around 3 hours 30 minutes. It is the Director's Cut plus "Tales of the Black Freighter" and live action transition footage shot specifically for this version, which leads in and
The movie was 162 minutes. That's 2 hours 42 minutes. All Zack Snyder would need to do is find 1 hour and 18 minutes of material and he could have two 2-hour episodes: Watchmen Director's Cut Part I and Watchmen Director's Cut Part II. This could be the start of something.

Edit: There is an existing cut that runs around 3 hours 30 minutes. It is the Director's Cut plus "Tales of the Black Freighter" and live action transition footage shot specifically for this version, which leads in and out of the "Black Freighter" scenes. This could be what the talks were about, namely adapting this Ultimate Cut and showing it in more than one part, possibly with even more footage.
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1:20AM on 10/02/2015
Wait. Didn't George R R Martin do a series of superhero novels called Wild Cards? Couldn't HBO consider adapting that over a comic that has already been adapted into a film?
Wait. Didn't George R R Martin do a series of superhero novels called Wild Cards? Couldn't HBO consider adapting that over a comic that has already been adapted into a film?
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10:50PM on 10/01/2015
Not sure about this. I don't think that the movie needs a prequel pretty much the same way that the graphic novel doesn't need a prequel, yet the graphic novel did get a few prequel comic books from DC (which I had no interest in reading). However, a superhero series that is a period piece set in the '40s could be interesting. Sequels? Please no.
Not sure about this. I don't think that the movie needs a prequel pretty much the same way that the graphic novel doesn't need a prequel, yet the graphic novel did get a few prequel comic books from DC (which I had no interest in reading). However, a superhero series that is a period piece set in the '40s could be interesting. Sequels? Please no.
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8:01PM on 10/01/2015
Hope this doesn't happen. The film (in my opinion) is a masterpiece and one of the best book to film adaptations and also one of the greatest comic book films ever.
Hope this doesn't happen. The film (in my opinion) is a masterpiece and one of the best book to film adaptations and also one of the greatest comic book films ever.
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6:16AM on 10/02/2015
I agree that Watchmen was a good movie. In some ways it improved on the book(s). The ending was better, for a start. Snyder really endeared himself with WB/DC with that one. He gave them pretty much what they wanted. They could have blurred out the big blue dick if they had wanted to.
I agree that Watchmen was a good movie. In some ways it improved on the book(s). The ending was better, for a start. Snyder really endeared himself with WB/DC with that one. He gave them pretty much what they wanted. They could have blurred out the big blue dick if they had wanted to.
5:52PM on 10/01/2015
I'd give this a shot.
I'd give this a shot.
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4:18PM on 10/01/2015
Although I doubt this will ever happen, but I would love to see another adaption despite the feature film coming out only six years ago.
Although I doubt this will ever happen, but I would love to see another adaption despite the feature film coming out only six years ago.
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