First Watchmen Video: REAL Sets Being Built

The long anticipated Watchmen movie will be coming out 11 months from now and it looks like Warner Bros. wants to keep fans in the loop. says that there will be a new production video released every month to keep folks appraised of what's going on with the production.

You can watch the video below.

Zack Snyder, who directed the uber-testosterone-filled 300, which was also based on a graphic novel is the man behind Watchmen. He brought a very stylized look to 300 and it looks like he wants to be as faithful as possible to the source material here. In the book, the story took place mostly in the late 1970's / early 1980's and it looks like he is not changing the time period for the movie.

The video above gives me warm fuzzies because he's actually having sets built instead of going the uber-green screen/CGI way. You just can't get that gritty, real world feel for a movie like this from CGI backgrounds and I'm really happy they're building all the main set pieces. I'm actually suprised that for the Antarctic headquarters of Ozymandias they didn't go CGI because that could actually work, but above you'll see they're actually building the site on a sound stage.

I know that comic book fans are well aware of this movie, but I hope it can break out into the mainstream. I think one of the reasons Warner Bros. chose Zack Snyder was because they can say "brought to you by the director of 300."

Watchmen opens on March 6th, 2009.


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