Via A Moment of Moore comes this brilliant short parody, riffing on the plot of the Watchmen but also on Alan Moore’s own, understandable antipathy to the way Hollywood has dealt with his books. Genius.
Happy Harry reworks the Watchmen in the style of a Saturday morning kid’s cartoon, all happy and shiny (brutal, obsessed Rorschach is now ‘friends with animals’, Ozymandias and Bubastis are Shaggy and Scooby) but with nice nasty touches sneaked in like Doc Manhattan giving a criminal cancer to kill him. Genius.
Readers of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons seminal Watchmen graphic novel will already be aware of the Keene Act, legislation passed in the alternative America of the Watchmen to outlaw the superheroes as vigilantes. New Frontiersman (named for one of the magazines which crops up throughout the graphic novel) is a marketing site which has been slowly releasing bits and pieces of pics, info and viral videos ahead of the film version of the Watchmen coming out in March, including this latest one, done in the style of a really bad 70s public information film (incidentally, there’s a possibility I may be back on the BBC radio again to talk about the movie next month too, more if and when its settled):
(link via the FPI blog)
Rorschach walking the mean streets of New York (actually a backlot in Vancouver) on the set of the Watchmen movie. I’m still not too sure how the graphic novel will translate to the big screen and am trying not to get excited about it, but then I see a pic like this from the film’s blog and I think, hmmm, maybe, just maybe it will be okay – after all I was worried about V for Vendetta and the film version turned out to be excellent.