Don't Hold Your Breath on a "Watchmen" Sequel

by | November 15, 2006 | Comments

The very busy Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead," "300") recently sat down with IGN’s Scott Collura and delivered a rather thorough breakdown of what we might expect to find in his adaptation of Alan Moore‘s "Watchmen" — although don’t expect any sequels.

From IGN Movies: ""It’s the only thing I’m really working on right now, so if I don’t do that I’ve got to find something else!" he laughs, adding that once he completes 300 he will go directly into full gear on Watchmen. "There’s no break, hopefully none, between 300 and Watchmen. They’ll just roll us right over. We’ll probably start Watchmen and then come back and do publicity for 300. Right now we’re still finishing 300, so I’d say I’ve got another three weeks of shots waiting to come in. And then in the meantime I’m trying to maybe make a commercial, maybe make some money, which is cool!"

The original comic book, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, told an epic superhero story that many in the industry have long thought to be un-filmable (the movie project has undergone several permutations in its years in development). Snyder believes that the key to the movie is to stay true to Moore’s original vision, even if by necessity certain aspects of the story must be cut due to running time constraints. His Watchmen will not be stretched over a series of films with sequels and the like, despite the trend of other comic-to-film adaptations like Spider-Man and X-Men."

Click here for the full article, which I think is pretty darn excellent.