More Watchmen Updates - Tales of the Black Freighter and Motion Comics
by Alex Billington
January 30, 2009
We're now into the thick of Watchmen mania, with new updates arriving almost every single day, including new photos, movie tie-ins, extra Blu-Rays, and so much more as we count down the last few weeks until its release on March 6th. In addition to that new photo above (which almost got an entire post of its own), I've decided to briefly feature two exciting announcements that have hit over the past week regarding two awesome Blu-Ray / DVD tie-ins. One of them is the Tales of the Black Freighter animated film, the other is the complete Watchmen: Motion Comics that have also been showing on iTunes for a while.
Watchmen: Motion Comics - This DVD features all 12 chapters of the original groundbreaking Watchmen graphic novel converted into stunning motion comics. Watchmen illustrator Dave Gibbons oversees this digital version of the graphic novel that adds limited motion, voice and sound to the book's strikingly drawn panels. This DVD / Blu-Ray will officially hit shelves on March 3rd.
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter - This DVD features two tales from the graphic novel that do not appear in the movie. Tales of the Black Freighter (featuring the voice of Gerard Butler) brings to strikingly animated life the graphic novel's richly layered story-within-a-story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmen's world. Additionally, stars from the Watchmen movie return in the live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owl's powerful first-hand account of how the hooded adventurers came into existence. This DVD / Blu-Ray will officially hit shelves on March 24th.
I'm definitely picking up both of these Blu-Rays when they hit. I've become one of those die-hard Watchmen fanatics that is obsessed with any and everything Watchmen, which includes making sure I have every last Blu-Ray and movie tie-in that they put out. Check out the covers for both releases below.
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!