WATCHMEN Cometh

A live-action adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s iconic comic, Watchmen (DC Comics), may be headed to HBO.

Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) is in “very early talks” to develop a series, reports Deadline.

If it does make it to screen, it will follow previous adaptations, a 2009 film by Zack Snyder and a motion comic (a narrated and animated version of the actual comic) from 2008. CRB.com reports on yet another possible adaptation in the works as well as moves by DC Comics to bring “several of the main Watchmen characters into its main superhero universe.”

Watchmen first appeared in 1986 and ran for 12 issues. It took the comics world by storm and grabbed the notice of literary critics too. It is currently on Time magazine’s list of 100 Best Novels. ScreenRant has a list of ways it “Changed Comics Forever” and the BBC looks at its influence.

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