Watchmen Video Journal: Inside The Owlship

August 6, 2008
Source: Yahoo

Watchmen Video Journal: Inside The Owlship

It's that time of the month and that means we've got the latest Watchmen video journal to share with all of you. Yahoo presents the fifth of 12 behind-the-scenes video journals chronicling the development of the film. Today's video journal focuses on Zack Snyder's design and development of the Owlship, which is Nite Owl's primary mode of transporation. We're now in the second phase of promotion for Watchmen after the first teaser trailer debuted and after the San Diego Comic-Con, where this Owlship could be seen in all of its glory on the show floor. If you were impressed at the design in those photos, you'll be even more impressed seeing this thing being built and in action while they're filming. While a few Owlship scenes will be done in CGI, seeing this built as a practical set piece is quite amazing - so check it out!

Additionally, we've featured some awesome photos as taken by production designer Alex McDowell that were originally be found on Ain't It Cool News. More information on those can be found below this video.

Watch the fifth Watchmen video journal - Inside The Owlship:

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Production designer Alex McDowell has put together his first blog on AICN and it details the design and development of the Owlship as well as scouting and choosing the warehouse in which the Owlship is constructed and housed in the movie. "Probably only a handful of the audience of Watchmen will see the extent of the detail that we have lovingly copied into this set from the Brownstone house and underground Chamber that we saw that day, but it is all there, and it makes me happy." You can read the entire thing and also check out a few awesome photos of the vehicle in its natural environment. We've featured a few photos below for your viewing pleasure, but be sure to click them to check out all of the photos and the blog.

Watchmen's Owlship

Each new video is release on the 6th of every month, so check back again on September 6th for the next Watchmen video journal in the series. Last month: Watchmen Video Journal: Artist Dave Gibbons.

Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The movie arrives in theaters everywhere on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and more exclusives right here at!

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Pretty cool

JAPPO on Aug 6, 2008


Very nice, how much?

Nettle on Aug 6, 2008


just awesome

Jont on Aug 6, 2008


Clean Sweet!!! Excited!!

Fisherman on Aug 6, 2008


the owlship? The Night Owl 2 flies in The Archimedes!

Kent on Aug 7, 2008


Cool beans

Kail on Aug 7, 2008


"We're now in the second phase of promotion for Watchmen"... subconscious slip of the tongue there, Alex? Or is this you really admitting you're being paid by Warner's PR department?

Colin (brother of Mike) Hunt on Aug 7, 2008



Nick Sears on Aug 7, 2008


I loved how they showed us the flamethrower button.

Tom Brazelton on Aug 7, 2008

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