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.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Idiot, Cruise was the perfect choice like the role was tailored for him now I'm not interested, without Cruise and a no R rated movie? it sucks Hollywood is full of shit
antony on Mar 2, 2007
Wow! Didn't take long for $cientology shill antony to jump at commenting on this. Go play with your e-meter you brainwashed moron.
Ted on Mar 2, 2007
I don't know who antony is, but he's right. The role of Ozymandius would have been perfect for Tom Cruise. Plus it would have guaranteed a huge budget for the film.
czar on Mar 2, 2007
I have to say that Cruise would have been a VERY interesting choice for Ozymandias, especially considering what happens to the character. I hate to go all RTFA on antony, but at no point does Snyder say that Watchmen would NOT be rated R. The studio wanted it to be, but he's making it an R-rated film and they're trusting him with that. After watching the best buy 300 preview dvd, I have to say that I'm really looking forward to the film next week. Also, seeing how psyched Snyder is to be making 300, I really think he's going to come to Watchmen with the same energy. That just plain excites me.
FS Dave on Mar 2, 2007
Funny, although I am quite clear (pun intended) and certain that I will make sure Tom Cruise never gets my money, either directly or indirectly. Be it producing, directing, acting, any involvement in any type of project this cult leader pursues will have absolutely no gain nor support from me. I know I speak on behalf of millions of people who refuse to contribute to this man's and any $cientologist's cause. No way.
Anne on Mar 3, 2007
quote: "Wow! Didn't take long for $cientology shill antony to jump at commenting on this. Go play with your e-meter you brainwashed moron." Ted: Newsflash: I am not a scientologist, you brainwashed tabloid junkymoron... You lame ass are really narrow minded. I speak on behalf of millions of Cruise's fans. Handle it, take it in the butt, jackass
Antony on Mar 3, 2007
Post #2: Ted, I agree with you 100%. Antony (Post #6) couldn't resist exercising his "Hubbard rights" to attack you on a personal level. So verbally acerbic, so expletively-blessed, I just love how these Scientologists post their pro-tom remarks around the net as "normal" people and then adamantly deny that they are Scientologists. "If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace." - L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 15 August 1960, Dept. of Govt. Affairs "The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly." - L. Ron Hubbard, A MANUAL ON THE DISSEMINATION OF MATERIAL, 1955 "People attack Scientology, I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear." - L. Ron Hubbard, MANUAL OF JUSTICE, 1959 "ENEMY SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed." - L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 18 October 1967 [SP = Suppressive Person a.k.a. critic of Scientology]
Tom on Mar 3, 2007
Another case of white on white HATIN'. What's up vanilla homies? Would y'all get yo spirituality on and come up for air and smell some oxygen or somethin? Day-yaam. Mr. Cruise is a cool dude (Happy Birthday, TC, by the way) and ya'll can either pay to see his films or not. But hatin' on a hard working actor who doesn't cheat, party with drugs or wind up in the pokey for the former is... well... just plain ca-ray-zee. Chill y'all.
songbird on Jul 3, 2007
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