Watchmen opens on March 6 and I’m going to be updating this blog regularly as we get closer to the release.
Â A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the â€œDoomsday Clockâ€ â€“ which charts the USAâ€™s tension with the Soviet Union â€“ is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion â€“ a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers â€“ Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanityâ€¦but who is watching the watchmen?
In the meantime, check out these great stills on Rope of Silicon.
The official movie site has trailers, downloads and character bios.
The graphic novel on which the movie is based is a recommended read. Check out your local bookstore or search Amazon.