The 21st Rewrite

Watchmen (2009) - Screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse - Writing a Movie - Review

July 22, 2019

In honour of San Diego’s 50th annual Comic-Con, William and Alan decided to look back at the 2009 film ‘Watchmen’, a very unique take on the superhero genre, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and adapted for the screen by David Hayter and Alex Tse. They consider this adaptation in detail, with particular focus on the primary characters and themes of the original story. They also contemplate the particularities of adapting visual medium such as comics, and how it is not as straightforward as treating the original work as a ‘storyboard’.

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