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article imageWarner Bros. Releases Trailer, Photos of Upcoming Watchmen Film

By David Silverberg     Jul 23, 2008 in Entertainment
Warner Bros. unveiled its highly-anticipated trailer of the 2009 film The Watchmen in theatres, as well as at the Comic-Con this week. Also, the studio releases photos of the ground-breaking film, which is based on one of the most popular graphic novels.
Digital Journal -- It won't be out until March 2009, but Warner Bros' Watchmen is already enjoying some 2008 hype. Its trailer has been enjoying impressive buzz for those who saw The Dark Knight this past week. Also, the comic-book convention Comic-Con will showcase the trailer this week in San Diego.
The salivating geeks at Comic-Con are excited to see the film adaptation of Watchmen, a graphic novel written by Alan Moore, of V for Vendetta fame. It's been lauded as Hollywood's most anticipated new release.
See the trailer below:
Comicbookresources.com Executive Producer Jonah Weiland told ABC News:
This is the movie that is the Holy Grail of comic book films. It's a remarkable piece of work that has not been matched in 25 years. It transformed the way comics were approached and written.
The film is directed by Zack Snyder (300) and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian, Billy Crudup as the paranormal Dr. Manhattan and Jackie Earl Haley as Rorschach. It was filmed entirely in British Columbia.
Warner Bros. also released exclusive photos of The Watchmen for Comic-Con followers. Check out some of the images below to get a glimpse at what to expect from the upcoming graphic novel adaptation:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian
Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays The Comedian, a star character in the upcoming Watchmen film
Courtesy Warner Bros.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan getting mean as The Comedian
Jeffrey Dean Morgan getting mean as The Comedian
Courtesy Warner Bros.
Jackie Earle Haley as Rorscach
Rorschach is one of more mysterious and loner character in Watchmen
Courtesy Warner Bros.
Billy Crudup as Jon Osterman
Billy Crudup plays Jon Osterman in Watchmen, a character who eventually morphs into Dr. Manhattan
Courtesy Warner Bros.
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