New Rorschach Photo: Watchmen's Evolution from Comic to Storyboard to Film

February 20, 2008
Source: Official Watchmen Blog, SlashFilm

Watchmen's Evolution from Comic to Storyboard to Film

It's official - principal photography on Watchmen has wrapped and it will now move into post-production for over a year. On Monday we brought you a very heartfelt thank you from the film's executive producer Herb Gains, and now we've got even more. This time it's a new fully finished photo of Rorschach torching a foe straight from director Zack Snyder, who also comments on wrapping filming. In addition to the photo and compliments of our friend Peter, we've put together a look at the evolution of one scene, from the comic book, to the storyboard, and finally to a finished still from the movie.

Thanks to Peter at SlashFilm for originally helping put this evolution of photos together. You can see another comic-to-film comparison that was posted in December featuring the New York City backlot sets here.

Original Comic Book Frame & Zack Snyder's Storyboards
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Zack originally posted a few of the storyboards which you can find in this post.

Finished Scene in the Movie
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Click the photo for a much bigger version.

Everything is really starting to come together with Watchmen. You can easily see Rorschach's completed CGI mask in this. Compare it to the original test photo that Zack revealed a year ago, and you can see this movie has definitely come a long way. In this new photo, the ink spots on his mask look like they're moving as they will in the movie.

Zack Snyder's update from his blog as well is also a very touching read that shows just how much effort went into making this film, from every last person involved.

A film adaptation of Watchmen has been in the works for almost 20 years and thanks to you, it is finally in the can. It has been such a pleasure to be surrounded by a team that is so dedicated and that has given 110% each and every day. I am extremely grateful for the level of attention to detail put forth by each department to capture all of the texture that makes Watchmen the incredibly unique property that it is. Although we still have a lot of work to do in post, the shoot has been an experience I will not soon forget!

I hope by now all of you Watchmen doubters are finally starting to realize that this movie is going to turn out absolutely amazing. If not yet, then we've still got over a year to change your opinion!

Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300), will arrive in theaters on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and plenty more exclusives right here at!

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I CANT WAIT!!!! it is gunna be one of the best comic book movies ever!

ha1rball on Feb 20, 2008


looks amazing, i really cant wait!!

Curtis on Feb 20, 2008


But wait we must. 🙁

Dave on Feb 20, 2008


Why must we wait? It's not like it's called "Waitmen".

jonny on Feb 20, 2008

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