The Comedian Is Dead
I will do anything to be in this:
Watchmen Faithfully Adapted
Lloyd Levin, one of the producers of the upcoming sequel film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, told SCI FI Wire that he is also producing a faithful film version of Alan Moore/Dave Gibbon's seminal superhero graphic novel Watchmen, adapted by X-Men screenwriter David Hayter, who may also direct. "If you're familiar with the graphic novel, it's a great and challenging piece of work," Levin said in an interview. "I think we have a screenplay now that is a faithful adaptation of the graphic novel and does it justice, written by David Hayter, who wrote the X-Men movies."
Past efforts to adapt Watchmen for the movies-including one by producer Joel Silver, with Terry Gilliam directing-have stalled.
Levin-who is also producing Hellboy, based on Mike Mignola's comic series-added, "I really love comics, but I also really love movies about interesting characters. So sometimes they come from comics, sometimes they come from books. I place no restrictions." As for the current glut of comics-to-film, he said, "I think perhaps we're in a time when there are a lot of filmmakers who were big, big fans of comic books [and who] are coming of age, and they're more impassioned about telling those stories." Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, based on the Eidos video game series, opens July 25
Time to dig my Rorschach mask out of the garage, and start camping out on David Hayter's lawn.
(thanks to Dave, who e-mailed me this information!)