Producer Joel Silver Reveals His Plans For WATCHMEN: "It Would Have Been A Much Better Movie"
Joel Silver (Producer of V for Vendetta among many others) has spoken about his alternate take on Alan Moore's Watchmen, and also says a few things about Moore and the movie's director Zack Snyder. Read on for more.
In an interview with Yahoo Movies UK, Producer Joel Silver talked a little about his version of the "Watchmen" that he had worked on with Terry Gillian. About Zack Snyder's take on the film he had this to say;
"It was a MUCH much better movie… Zack [Snyder] came at it the right way but was too much of a slave to the material."
He went on to elaborate on the take himself, Gillian and Charles McKeown ( co- writer of "Brazil") had for the property.
"What he did was he told the story as-is, but instead of the whole notion of the intergalactic thing which was too hard and too silly, what he did was he maintained that the existence of Doctor Manhattan had changed the whole balance of the world economy, the world political structure. He felt that THAT character really altered the way reality had been"
"[McKeown] had the Ozymandias character convince, essentially, the Doctor Manhattan character to go back and stop himself from being created, so there never would be a Doctor Manhattan character. He was the only character with real supernatural powers, he went back and prevented himself from being turned into Doctor Manhattan, and in the vortex that was created after that occurred these characters from "Watchmen" only became characters in a comic book.…So the three characters, I think it was Rorschach and Nite Owl and Silk Spectre, they're all of the sudden in Times Square and there's a kid reading a comic book.. and he's like, "Hey, you're just like in my comic book." It was very smart, it was very articulate, and it really gave a very satisfying resolution to the story, but it just didn't happen. Lost to time."
About Alan Moore, he only says he was "unpleasant to deal with". More on that in the link provided.
Personally I prefer the Snyder ending to this. Mr. Silver did go on to say that he "Liked the Snyder version very much".
So what do you think? Like this ending better? Let's hear your response down in the comments section!
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