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Gibbons Approves

Watchmen illustrator lauds the production values of the movie adaptation in a blog entry

Here we go again. On the heels of actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan praising the dedication of Zack Snyder and the production crew to keep the film adaptation of Watchmen true to the graphic novel, we now get to hear form Dave Gibbons. Gibbons, of course, along with Alan Moore, is one of the creators of Watchmen, and it seems that “father” approves.

I'm overwhelmed by the depth and detail of what I'm seeing. But more than that. I'm overwhelmed by the commitment, the passion, the palpable desire to do this right. I'm starting to feel a glow that eclipses even Dr. Manhattan's...

That quote comes form the latest production blog entry on the official WB Watchmen movie Web site, where Gibbons describes his time on the set of the upcoming film adaptation as “perhaps the most surreal experience of my life.”

Not only does Gibbons describe being on set when Snyder and company were filming the crucial Crimebusters meeting where The Comedian burns Captain Metropolis’ map, which would make any fan giddy, but the photo that was posted along with the blog entry shows him sitting in front of a mannequin draped with the costume of Dollar Bill, one of the original Minutemen who died in an unfortunate cape accident.

Now all of this doesn’t confirm whether Dollar Bill will make an appearance in the film, and Gibbons carefully leaves out whose map was being burned in that scene (early script drafts varied from the graphic novel and had the meeting lead by Ozymandias), so we’ll have to wait to see of those important details make it into the final cut.


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