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Saturday, April 15, 2017

"Watchmen" The Animated Feature



Warners has confirmed production of a new, R-rated, feature-length animated version of  Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons "Watchmen" graphic novel, previously adapted as a live-action feature from director Zack Snyder, as well as a 'motion comic' and video game:


"...the upcoming made-for-video-movie'  is a faithful adaptation of the 'Watchmen' graphic novel executed in an animation style that mirrors the source material..."


Published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987, then collected in 1987, "Watchmen" was created by writer Alan Moore, illustrator Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins...



...originating from a story proposal Moore submitted to DC featuring superhero characters that the company had acquired from Charlton Comics...


...but managing editor Dick Giordano convinced Moore to create original characters instead.


"Watchmen" depicts an alternate history where costumed vigilantes emerged in the 1940's and 1960's with their presence changing history, so that the US won the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal was never exposed. 


Then in 1985, with the country edging towards a World War, most vigilantes have been outlawed, while former 'superheroes' are in retirement or working for the government. 


Moore's story focuses on the personal development and moral struggles of the protagonists...


...just as an investigation into the murder of a government-sponsored superhero pulls them out of retirement.



Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Watchmen"...