From the director of the controversial 300 movie based on Frank Miller’s comic book, here is the latest production by director Zach Snyder.
The Watchmen is based on a comic book series created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It was originally published by DC Comics as a twelve-month series from 1986 to 1987 and was later republished in graphic novel format. Movie Due in March 2009
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“Watchmen” is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity… but who is watching the Watchmen?”
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