(PG-13: Language) “People who wear masks are dangerous. We should be scared of them… ‘Cause they’re hiding something.” Masked vigilantes take down criminals, but are treated as outlaws themselves in HBO and Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of the comic book by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins. Premieres 10/2019.
With Game of Thrones ending its run very soon, HBO is looking for the next big thing for weekly viewing. One of their big bets: a reboot of Watchmen as a TV series. With Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) at the helm, it could go either way, but we’re intrigued at this point.
While Zack Snyder’s big screen version wasn’t exactly the recipient of fan or critical praise, Kaptain Kristian reminds us just how difficult it was to transform Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic comic, which took advantage of the medium in ways a film could never do.