The series Watchmen, this time it’s really party !
Watchmen is not only a work capital in the history of comics modern, but it is also a title considered for a long time inadaptable to the cinema. Until Zack Snyder gets there, no one knows quite how. Is it that the challenge is also huge in the tv series ?
Because it is still necessary to remember that, well before Zack Snyder, this is Terry Gilliam, who wanted to make a movie about the Watchmen, but he couldn’t consider a term of less than a dozen hours, which shows the density of the original work. That Snyder will be released in 3h35 (for its Director’s Cut version) so is already quite a feat. But of course, it was silent on a lot of things and we said that maybe one day, someone else would try to kick a different way.
America is going to take super-expensive
So it is with a certain happiness (mingled with a little surprise) that we learned some months ago that Damon Lindelof, fresh out of The Leftovers, had begun to work on an adaptation for tv series of comics for HBO. And that makes a lot of good news in one sentence. Yet, from the outset, Lindelof has been very clear : one should not expect an adaptation literal, but to a big remix of this Old Testament ” (as he calls it) and that, if one reads between the lines, could even take place at a time more contemporary to the spectator.
Jeremy Irons, more in his element than in DC
Other good news, the series has a solid cast, since there will be Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett, Jr., names that will sound like a sweet melody to moviegoers aware of, and which seems to confirm that it has the right to have a team much older than the original. So this is where we was and it lacked the green light from the warp to start the series.
And so it is with great pleasure that we discovered that a few hours ago, the site of the Hollywood Reporter announced that HBO had finally given its approval for the production of the series, via his Twitter account. She had already ordered a pilot to the end of 2017 and now requires a full season including the date of the broadcast is not stopped at the moment but should be in 2019 what happens. So yes, we can say without too much wrong : Dick all hard ! Especially when you see the quality of the latest output from the network.