Monday, June 05, 2006

"X3" Composer Looking After "The Watchmen"

According to the personal blog of composer John "X-Men: The Last Stand" Powell, he is in the 'preliminary' stages of scoring Warners upcoming feature adaptation of "The Watchmen", based on author Alan Moore's graphic novels:

"...The second project is still in preliminary stages. It is entitled "The Watchmen", based off the famous graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. No release date has been set for the film, but I'll be sure to update you if you're terribly curious..."

It was announced March 25 that director Zack "300" Snyder was in negotiations to direct "The Watchmen".

The project was picked up by Warners, after being stalled at Paramount, December 2005.

In development as a film since the 1980's, "The Watchmen" crime-conspiracy stories, set in an 'alternate' America, focus on costumed hero 'Rorschach' and his vigilante lifestyle.

According to sources, Paramount still holds the rights of first refusal to co-finance the film.