An R-rated animated Watchmen movie may be on the way

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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