Interview: The Man Behind Watchmen - Zack Snyder
by Alex Billington
February 23, 2009
This is the interview you've all been waiting to see. Zack Snyder, the man behind the cinematic version of Watchmen, who filmed what was said to be unfilmmable, not only an incredible filmmaker, but a visionary and an all-around great guy. This may only be his third feature film, but he pulled it off, he did what most thought was impossible. I've had a long history with Zack, so heading into this interview, I didn't want to waste my time on the usual questions, I wanted to instead focus on the few important things that have been on my mind since I saw Watchmen last week and since I first visited the set of Watchmen back in 2007.
Note: There are some very, very big spoilers in this interview, so please watch out! If you haven't read the graphic novel or do not want to know what happens in the movie, then save this video to watch later on. You've been warned! If you're ready then, let's get right into it, because there's no point in wasting time!
Watch our interview with Watchmen director Zack Snyder:
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The video portion of the interview was shot using my Flip Mino camera. The full transcript will be posted at a future point, I just want to get this out there so that everyone can watch it. As I mentioned earlier, I really wanted to ask some more hard-hitting and off-the-wall questions, to dig deeper into the development and creation of this movie, since it has otherwise been documented and publicized so well over the last year (see these video journals). I really hope this interview was as exciting and/or interesting as I was expecting it would be when I went into it. Thank you to Zack Snyder and Bebe Lerner for this great opportunity!
Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and is written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The film is an adaptation of Alan Moore's highly acclaimed award winning graphic novel of the same name. Watchmen officially arrives in theaters everywhere on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and more here on FS.net!