Watchmen Narrowly Misses Tom Cruise
by Alex Billington
March 2, 2007
Some may love Tom Cruise, some may hate him and scientology ways. Some may love him on screen and hate him off. Either way you fly, Tom Cruise isn't the most popular guy around these days and seems it's considered as ruining a film when he signs onto something unconventional. Some rumors have been flying around about casting choices in Zack Snyder's upcoming adaptation of the beloved comic book Watchmen. One of those was that Tom Cruise was going to play Ozymandias. Fortunately one of my favorite fellow movie sites CHUD.com asked Zack outright if that was true and got the response that I think most wanted:
"He was interested," Snyder confirmed to me. "I did talk to him about it for a while." And would the role he wanted be Ozymandias? "That would be the role," Snyder said.
Devin from CHUD also asked him about the rating, and got another positive response.
"They're mad at that," he said. "They don't want an R-rated movie, but they're cool with me. They're like, 'OK, if that's what you think, Snyder. But it's a bummer.'"
You can read the full article at CHUD.com. This Watchmen movie is sounding better and better every day. I honestly don't think it could've fallen into better hands. And people will especially agree with my after they see 300 in just one week's time.