Despite facing a lawsuit to stop production, director Zack Snyder has wrapped shooting on his adaptation of Watchmen. This is great news for people who were worried the lawsuit would slow things down. And it still might, in post-production, but still.
The production has a lot to prove, but so far Snyder and company have gone a long way to set aside anyone’s fears that this movie will suck, even if comic creator Alan Moore could care less.
From executive producer Herb Gaines:
I think back to January 2007 when I first met Zack and he walked me through his drawings for the title sequence. I remember my initial reaction was, How can we shoot all of it? Why do we have to shoot all that? And if we do, how do we shoot all of it? We spent the next two months scouting, researching and budgeting locations all over the world, including Australia, London, Prague, Spain — at one point we even considered New York — and, of course, Los Angeles.
I now sit in my Vancouver hotel room one year later, and guess what? We did shoot all of it — every frame of it, and not just the title sequence drawings but all of Zack’s drawings are now committed to film. The combination of modern-day technology and the level of artistic ability of so many people has made the Watchmen experience second to none. The spirit behind the making of this film was nothing short of total pleasure and love. As I wandered from room to room at the wrap party, there was not only a sense of accomplishment from everyone involved but a feeling of sadness that it’s coming to an end. The one thing that remains for me is the anticipation and excitement of seeing the finished product, knowing that we?ve all worked on something very special.
Interesting. Can hardly believe that were getting the superhero movie made and it stars Jackie Earle Haley as the lead, with a cast of capable, if somewhat not-so-A-List talent involved. That’s just crazy to me.