"Dawn of the Dead" Director to Tackle "Watchmen"

by | June 23, 2006 | Comments

Tons of filmmakers have tried to mount a big-screen version of Alan Moore‘s "Watchmen," but they’ve all fallen by the wayside for one reason or another. Stepping up to the plate now is "Dawn of the Dead" director Zack Snyder, who aims to helm "Watchmen" for Warner Bros. and soon as he finishes up on "300." (Which also sounds pretty awesome.)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Zach Snyder has come aboard to develop and direct "Watchmen," the seminal DC Comics limited series created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, for Warner Bros. Pictures. Alex Tse is writing the script of the long-gestating project, which is being produced by Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin. "Watchmen" has a development history almost as epic as the story the comic tells. The project has seen such studios as Fox, Universal and Paramount come and go and has seduced and vexed such filmmakers as Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky, Paul Greengrass and screenwriter David Hayter. Sources say Snyder has impressed Warners with "300," an adaptation of a Frank Miller graphic novel that he directed and co-wrote. Snyder shot the movie — a Greek epic about the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. — on soundstages in Montreal using partial sets and greenscreens, similar in technique to Robert Rodriguez‘s "Sin City."

Tag Cloud

Warner Bros. Food Network Video Games BBC America casting Anna Paquin APB zombie Sneak Peek Film Pop 20th Century Fox strong female leads Tumblr Hulu Rom-Com TCA 2017 GLAAD Mary Tyler Moore richard e. Grant Pirates LGBT 2016 Paramount Showtime Lucasfilm unscripted robots TruTV spider-man Oscars Comedy Central The Witch Cannes cops adaptation Amazon YouTube Premium nature 24 frames psychological thriller children's TV Teen Animation HBO Max Netflix Rocky mockumentary Disney Channel Superheroe Premiere Dates ABC Women's History Month political drama Cosplay Sci-Fi USA Network Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Crackle sequel Comic Book docudrama Winners zero dark thirty National Geographic binge natural history Writers Guild of America SDCC Thanksgiving Infographic Star Trek First Look crime Mindy Kaling Universal Paramount Network series Country Mudbound Nominations cats Elton John Disney streaming service Musicals Marathons President medical drama E! romance Trophy Talk animated Reality BET NYCC NBC ratings movies Opinion Logo crossover Red Carpet technology Western Masterpiece Shudder Toys period drama golden globes TV Land award winner science fiction Calendar composers Heroines finale YouTube Red Song of Ice and Fire Black Mirror cooking space Sundance Now TCA Apple Walt Disney Pictures SundanceTV ghosts blaxploitation MCU USA DGA Quiz Christmas Rocketman cars harry potter Musical Box Office Rock Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Family Esquire Film Festival Adult Swim Britbox facebook PaleyFest Photos what to watch Super Bowl Biopics OWN See It Skip It Pixar anime toy story Freeform The CW based on movie Sundance TCM war Syfy VICE Chernobyl Action Ellie Kemper Pride Month X-Men Schedule ESPN Acorn TV 2017 WarnerMedia Horror History Dark Horse Comics Spectrum Originals GIFs Pet Sematary true crime LGBTQ discovery theme song Set visit Watching Series kids adventure Interview Stephen King disaster MTV dc San Diego Comic-Con Amazon Prime Video singing competition New York Comic Con PBS spinoff TV Disney Trivia comic Fox News politics Holidays Lifetime MSNBC zombies The Arrangement A&E elevated horror El Rey Comics on TV vampires witnail Drama quibi SXSW police drama Extras sitcom teaser television American Society of Cinematographers TIFF Countdown sports Certified Fresh ITV Star Wars 007 dramedy RT History Mystery CMT biography FOX anthology crime thriller Shondaland Trailer Best and Worst tv talk TNT Emmy Nominations spy thriller DC Universe CBS Spring TV dragons serial killer Columbia Pictures Election TBS 21st Century Fox Creative Arts Emmys Kids & Family comiccon Spike Emmys Reality Competition festivals Year in Review green book Binge Guide streaming Fall TV Amazon Prime 2015 boxoffice 2019 45 Superheroes DC Comics AMC Marvel IFC Mary Poppins Returns WGN social media Vudu revenge IFC Films thriller Sony Pictures Summer miniseries supernatural Awards psycho VH1 TLC justice league Grammys CW Seed GoT Ovation Nickelodeon book 2018 DC streaming service HBO Brie Larson diversity hist cinemax RT21 Awards Tour BBC aliens Starz Tarantino jamie lee curtis YA cults Martial Arts Valentine's Day Epix FX CNN DirecTV E3 travel ABC Family game show historical drama FXX Polls and Games Captain marvel Winter TV Mary poppins Ghostbusters Cartoon Network doctor who crime drama transformers Tomatazos Comedy Music Nat Geo mutant talk show Character Guide Bravo Podcast Fantasy dceu Lionsgate CBS All Access