Damon Lindelof Is in Talks with HBO for a Screen Adaptation of Watchmen


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HBO doesn’t want to give up on the idea of producing a Watchmen adaptation. Even though the initial director, Zack Snyder, left the project, the company turned its hopes to the mastermind behind Lost and The Leftovers. The comic-book series from the DC Comics Universe is more of a dark parody of the shiny culture that surrounds the concept of superheroes. It might be right after all. With so many responsibilities on their shoulders, people with supernatural gifts might be far from leading the perfect lifestyles.

Watchmen Comic Books Appeared in 1986

Back in 1986, colorist John Higgins, artist Dave Gibbons, and writer Alan Moore started to create stories around some obscure superheroes. These characters were actually the intellectual property of DC which had acquired from Charlton Comics. The mini-series developed numerous stories around these characters which turned out to be dead ends for future stories. Therefore, this piece of fiction faded away along with the original comics.

The HBO Screen Adaptation of This DC Universe Might Need New Exciting Extensions to the Original Story

Despite all these, the work is still mesmerizing. HBO took upon itself the challenge to revive this forgotten universe. The company appointed Damon Lindelof as the second director to attempt to build a screen adaptation of this series.

However, there are no further details about this ambitious HBO project. Nonetheless, given the fact that the company is aiming at a TV show with several seasons, the director might have no choice save for brand new extensions of the original story. This is something that was never done before since. However, give the series of chaotic stories that lead nowhere, the director has a lot of material to work with.

The only movie adaptation was the 2009 work of director Zack Snyder. However, the film was true to the original story and respected all its dark edges.

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