There’s been a rumor going around that Watchmen had filmed a scene on the 19th at the intersection of Broadway and West 8th Street in Los Angeles.
According to eyewitnesses the scene was quite elaborate and included more than 250 angry extras rushing out of a building and into the street before someone was chased by police dogs and arrested. Some exterior dialog was also shot.
So what’s the story? Well, our sources at Warner Bros. confirmed that, yes, the filming is in fact for Watchmen, but it's not for re-shoots for the film, or for any DVD extras.
It turns out that the shoot was for the music video of My Chemical Romance’s version of Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row” — the song being used for the Watchmen film’s closing credits.
That’s not all. It also seems the the music video’s director is none other than Watchmen movie helmer Zack Snyder.
The building that sits at that L.A. intersection is 802 South Broadway, which has been used as a location for several movies including The Prestige, Mulholland Drive and Mambo Kings.
12.22.08 Source: WatchmenComicMovie.com
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