Should a Watchmen movie ever get made (which looks more likely now that Vendetta is a hit), it's likely that things will get changed from the book to make it more suitable for a cinematic telling of the story. Keeping that in mind, what must be done in the movie adaptation? Here's my list: - Rorschach cannot be watered down. They almost did this with V; he's less evil than he is in the comic, and that nearly hurt his screen portrayal. The movie Rorschach must be a right-wing nutcase. He must be paranoid. He must be an atheist who can't relate to people. He has to be cruel, callous, and devoted to his dogma. - Keep the attempted rape scene. I heard once that the flashback to the Minutemen was taken out of the draft. But Watchmen was written to trash the belief of the perfect hero, and that scene was crucial in its development of the characters of both The Comedian and the first Silk Spectre, as well as its blow to the Golden Age of comics. - Normally I'm not a fan of CGI, but I think that in order to work, Dr Manhattan has to be a CGI character. Not only would it look better than a naked man in makeup, it also works within the story. The other characters talk about how it's so difficult to get used to the impossibility of his presence, and by having a CGI presence, then the actors as well as the audience would subconsciously have trouble relating to this character. - Most importantly, the ending has to be as gory, as shocking, as blood-soaked as it was in the book. It's that bold, sadistic ending that has made the novel the masterwork that it is, and the filmmakers can't afford to gloss it over. Anything else?