just got this off of aintitcool.com Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab... Although I cant publish my full detailed report until May, I had a very interesting visit this week to the editing room of the new Warner Bros. film 300, directed by Zack Snyder. I walked into the encounter thinking he was a talented guy who had made a pretty good first film. I left the encounter convinced that Snyder is one of the best-kept secrets in Hollywood right now, a visionary with a wicked eye and a real feel for how to bring fantastic material to the bigscreen. While I was there, I noticed a copy of the WATCHMEN graphic novel sitting on the desk of his office, and in our conversations about Frank Miller and his newfound luck in film translations of his work, the subject of Alan Moore came up. Snyder mentioned that he was about to meet with the producers of WATCHMEN to discuss whether or not he would come aboard to direct the long-in-development film. Ive been able to confirm now that Snyder has entered negotiations with Warner Bros. to helm the project, which is fantastic news. I know that all you guys have seen so far is DAWN OF THE DEAD, so thats all you can judge him on, but trust me... 300 is a whole different ball game. When you get a load of what this guy is capable of... when you see how far he pushes things with bringing Frank Millers world to life... youll be just as excited as I am. Ive always said that WATCHMEN had the right producers and writer attached, and I think there have been some interesting directors (Aronofsky and Greengrass) attached to it in the last few years. But with Snyder, I think the WATCHMEN may have finally found the perfect guy for the job, and I am absolutely rabid to see what hes going to do. And speaking of that script... Ive heard there are some revisions underway to really fine-tune the various Hayter drafts and make sure that what ends up onscreen is the most perfect realization of Moores book possible. Im hoping I can work something out where I can track down the new writer and talk with him about the work hes doing, because I know how important this book is to so many of you. Zack Snyder said the same thing about it to me, talking about the responsibility of bringing something like WATCHMEN to life. If I screw up 300, that would be heartbreaking, but ultimately, its not as well known a property. If you get WATCHMEN wrong... well... He didnt have to finish the sentence, and he doesnt have to worry. I have utmost faith that hes going to knock it out of the park. Im as sure of that as I am of the fact that when the trades finally report Snyder has signed as director, they wont mention that the story broke here first. Take that to the bank. "Moriarty" out.