Everyone is watching the Watchmen--or rather, everyone is watching the dueling studios 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers as the fate of the highly-anticipated film is gradually shrouded in uncertainty and confusion. With Rorschach, the Comedian, Silk Specter, Nite Owl, and the rest of Alan Moore and David Gibbons' brilliant cast so tantalizingly close to the silver screen, fans and film-lovers alike are anxious over the conflict. Will there be "Watchmen" on the night of March 6th, the day of the film's scheduled release? Or will the conflict remain unresolved, as many fear, and result in postponement or even cancellation?
Director Zack Snyder tried to stay as true to the original story as a two-and-a-half-hour movie can to a 416 page novel. "Making a movie about the war on terror and [modern politics] seemed really wrong in a lot of ways to me," said Snyder. "It's cooler if people go, 'Oh hey, this makes me think,' instead of me telling people what to think."