By Ryan Keating-Lambert
The first teaser has dropped HBO’s much-anticipated Watchmen series, but as expected, it looks like fans of Alan Moore’s graphic novel may be in for something quite different.
The original Watchmen, and Zack Snyder’s 2009 film, saw a group of vigilante superheroes in an alternate New York City join arms to fight an oppressive government during the Cold War.
Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers), has already said that his version for HBO would be different and may even disappoint some hardcore fans.
Starring Oscar nominee Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Hong Chau and Tim Blake Nelson, Lindelof’s adaptation, although referencing characters like The Comedian and Ozymandias, and obviously a whole lot of Rorschach, is not a direct sequel, but IS still set after the events of the original… I’m as confused as you are by that.
Also, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network, Gone Girl) are behind the soundtrack to the series, which is going to make a lot of people happy, including myself!
Watchmen will hit HBO this fall, but the official release date is yet to be confirmed.