You can't deny that the hype machine for this film hasn't been running in high gear, and it seems that it may be paying off. Advanced ticket sales are shaping up to give Watchmen a bigger opening weekend than even the Dark Knight.
But, before the marketing blitz comes to an end, there are still a few Watchmen related events planned for this month that you should be aware of.
San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum presents an advance screening of Watchmen, on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7 PM, in a special benefit fundraiser sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures. For more information and to purchase tickets to this event click here.
The Watchmen exhibition continues through July 19, 2009 and features dozens of concept illustrations, preparatory sketches and original comic book pages illustrated by Dave Gibbons, the co-creator and illustrator of the critically-acclaimed Watchmen graphic novel. Viewers will be able to follow the creation of the Watchmen universe from Gibbons’s conceptual sketches through his completed artwork to the actual props used in the creation of the Watchmen motion picture.
New York's Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art's Watchmen exhibit will be kicked off on March 5 at 5 PM with a reception at MoCCA, and continues with an advance screening of Watchmen at AMC 19th St., and concludes with an author signing of Watchmen Portraits by Clay Enos. For more information and to purchase tickets to this event click here.
The Art of Watchmen exhibition starts on March 6 and continues through May 2, 2009. It will look at the many incarnations of the Watchmen universe: from Dave Gibbons' original character designs sketches, to the art from the acclaimed graphic novel to the stills from the highly anticipated film by Zack Snyder. On view will be photographs by Clay Enos of the Watchmen movie cast, Watchmen-related photos from director Zack Snyder's “war-room” and original artwork from the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.
Tonight, March 5, at 7 PM at the Apple Store SoHo in New York City, Watchmen cast members Patrick Wilson (Nite Owl II) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Comedian) will discuss their roles and take questions. And if that wasn't enough, yours truly will be moderating the event. What more could you ask?
Tonight, March 5, at 6 PM at the SEOne Club under London Bridge, in, of course, London, England, an event, presented by Future Cinema, promises to, “transport the audience into an alternative New York, a 50s fantasy land where Watchmen characters such as Dr Manhattan, The Comedian and Rorschach will come to life” in a fusion of feature film, music, theatre and live performance. The event also boasts a very exciting surprise performance from one of the UK’s hottest bands.
Then on Friday, March 20, at 7 PM there's yet another event at the Apple Store SoHo in New York City. This time you'll get to meet Clay Enos, the Watchmen movie's official set photographer, who will present a special slideshow presentation of black-and-white portrait photographs from his new book, Watchmen Portraits.
3.5.09 Source: WatchmenComicMovie.
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