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Old 09-20-2017, 04:20 PM   #126
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You honestly don't think this all applies to today's landscape to an even greater extent? That extent strengthens the stuff from the comic. The Doomsday clock should be closer to midnight than ever in 2017 Watchmen.
I don't think Batman v Superman was anything more than stockpiling all the perceived evils of today's landscape and exaggerating them for the sake of that fictional story. If Lindeloff wants to make parallels to now, that's his prerogative.

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Old 09-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #127
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Watchmen’ HBO Adaptation From Damon Lindelof Officially A Go With Pilot & Backup Script Order http://deadline.com/2017/09/watchmen-hbo-pilot-order-damon-lindelof-backup-scripts-1202174167/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …

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Old 09-20-2017, 08:15 PM   #128
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I cant help but think that this is happening now,due to Westworld being shut out at the Emmys on Sunday.

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Old 09-21-2017, 11:29 AM   #129
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On one hand, Damon is responsible for writing Lost, Prometheus, Cowboys & Aliens, and Star Trek Into Darkness while on the other hand it'll be on HBO meaning it could be the next big thing if they get someone else to help co-write and an awesome director or set of directors. If they keep this as a mini-series similar to The Night Of then I'll be happy, but don't take it past two seasons (6 episodes each). And I know it won't happen, but I'd love to see Cary Fukunaga direct this.

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Old 09-21-2017, 11:38 AM   #130
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you know, I would trust damon to do an entire season with just the minutemen in their prime. then delve into the actual watchmen story in season 2.

that would be cool.

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Old 09-21-2017, 01:27 PM   #131
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The difference between today and now. The US was in relative peace with its enemies. The need for Superheroes in Watchmen was in question, and in today's world that wouldn't be the case.
So that can be the debate and create more conflict. This just makes things better. And if that includes diverging at times, by all means do it. You'd be surprised the stuff that can be born out of this if they go for it.

The second Minutemen can start up after 9/11 and they themselves question just how relevant people in colorful costumes should be after the heroism displayed by regular people.

Maybe Bush is the one elected three times after his success with Dr. Manhatten in Afghanistan and he introduces the Keane Act where the world is finally at peace by 2008, the supposed year of Obama's election that never exists, and superheroes aren't seen as needed anymore.

I'm just spitting out ideas. I know you could say, "The Vietnam/Afghanistan stuff doesn't match." but that's not the point I'm trying to make. The details aren't as important. My point is, the themes and intent of Watchmen don't change with the change with the time period.

With regards to the pilot pick up, I'm glad they're committing to the filming of the pilot and it's not going straight to series. It probably will, but this will get expensive and they will see if it's worth it.

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Old 09-21-2017, 03:11 PM   #132
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I cant help but think that this is happening now,due to Westworld being shut out at the Emmys on Sunday.
It took a few seasons before GoT received Emmy love.

I remember people talking about the critic bias against fantasy.

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Old 09-22-2017, 10:20 PM   #133
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So that can be the debate and create more conflict. This just makes things better. And if that includes diverging at times, by all means do it. You'd be surprised the stuff that can be born out of this if they go for it.

The second Minutemen can start up after 9/11 and they themselves question just how relevant people in colorful costumes should be after the heroism displayed by regular people.

Maybe Bush is the one elected three times after his success with Dr. Manhatten in Afghanistan and he introduces the Keane Act where the world is finally at peace by 2008, the supposed year of Obama's election that never exists, and superheroes aren't seen as needed anymore.

I'm just spitting out ideas. I know you could say, "The Vietnam/Afghanistan stuff doesn't match." but that's not the point I'm trying to make. The details aren't as important. My point is, the themes and intent of Watchmen don't change with the change with the time period.

With regards to the pilot pick up, I'm glad they're committing to the filming of the pilot and it's not going straight to series. It probably will, but this will get expensive and they will see if it's worth it.
Mainly because the Dark Knight never gets made.

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:10 AM   #134
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Very interested in this, loved the movie but would love the show to go deeper into things from the book.

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Old 09-26-2017, 02:33 PM   #135
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As a fan of the Leftovers and Lost I'm hoping for the best. Alan Moore is turning in his casket. Yes I understand that Alan Moore is not dead. I just assumed he sleeps in a casket (Failing miserably to be funny).

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Old 09-26-2017, 03:36 PM   #136
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Well, I bet H.G. Wells and Robert Louis Stevenson are turning in their graves after what Moore made The Invisible Man and Mr. Hyde do.

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Old 10-24-2017, 04:29 PM   #137
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Lila Byock, writer of The Leftovers - "It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World", is working on this.

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Old 10-24-2017, 07:46 PM   #138
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Lila Byock, writer of The Leftovers - "It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World", is working on this.
Great to hear. I can see that kinda topsy turvy absurdity fitting right in with a Watchmen story. I hope he assembles a great writer's room, just like he did for the Leftovers. And Mimi Leder.

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Old 10-24-2017, 08:27 PM   #139
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So is this an adaptation of the graphic novel or is it a prequel series?

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I'm thinking they may do a hybrid.

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Old 10-25-2017, 01:56 AM   #141
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Just do a mini series. I don't want this drawn out. I don't give a flying **** how they came to be. That prequel comic series was just a waste with some cool stuff here and there but ultimately forgettable. It's not worth integrating into the original story. They're fine as is. There are more clever ways in making it seem fresh.

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Old 10-25-2017, 02:15 AM   #142
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No one wants to see the Sin City, panel-for-panel/shot-for-shot version of Watchmen, even more so than the movie could be seen as that sort of thing, so I just hope Lindelof has been given room to play here. Flashbacks, detours, what have you.

But nonetheless, I can't imagine this would be anything more than a one-off.

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That was pretty

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Old 11-02-2017, 11:50 PM   #144
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Godfather Two Style...nice

Honestly..another Watchmen adaptation is worth it for a different Silk Spectre II actress and for less superheroey fight scenes.

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During a discussion with The Good Place creator Mike Schur at Vulture Fest LA on Saturday, Lindelof didn’t reveal his specific take on DC Comics’ dark, deeply influential series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. But he did offer his motivations for tackling the material, which was among the first to portray, in starkly adult, social, sexual and political terms, the serious and potentially catastrophic potential of superheroes existing in the real world.

“Watchmen – it was dangerous,” said Lindelof. “And you can’t be dangerous for dangerous’ sake, but the reason that I’m doing this is these are dangerous times, and we need dangerous shows.”

In the same way the source material completely upended all notions of how superheroes, social commentary, and literary artistry could fit together, Lindelof believes the current culture – more superhero saturated than ever before, and fraught with real-world perils – is primed for a television take.

“What we think about superheroes is wrong,” he said. “I love the Marvel movies and we saw Justice League this morning and I’m all for Wonder Woman and Batman and I grew up on these characters, but we should not trust people who put on masks and say that they are looking out for us. If you hide your face, you are up to no good.”

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I love what Lindelof is saying and I agree - the culture and zeitgeist are ripe for Watchmen.

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Old 11-25-2017, 03:58 PM   #148
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Godfather Two Style...nice

Honestly..another Watchmen adaptation is worth it for a different Silk Spectre II actress and for less superheroey fight scenes.
Yeah I’m hoping the fights are more like daredevil.

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I'm still a fan of the opening fight scene, aside from the window toss (it had to be done) nothing was too comic-booky. Was pretty gritty actually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i7l6Mh6giE

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Two more writers confirmed: Jeff Jensen (Tomorrowland) and Cord Jefferson (The Good Place)

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