Must Watch: An NBS Retrospective, 10 Years of Dr. Manhattan
by Alex Billington
January 21, 2009
Now that Warner Brothers is still bringing Watchmen out on March 6th, their viral marketing is kicking off in big ways. We previously revealed the details on the website TheNewFrontiersman.net before, but starting tomorrow they'll launch an extremely awesome, astonishingly geeky viral video of a 1970 NBS Nightly News report looking back at the then 10 year lifespan of Dr. Manhattan. Thankfully the video has showed up early (possibbly planned?) on YouTube and can be seen before. As everyone knows, I love viral marketing, so this just something cool to mention. Only 44 more days until Watchmen!
Watch the NBS Nightly News on Dr. Manhattan:
For more information, visit the viral site: TheNewFrontiersman.net
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!
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
Daniel on Jan 21, 2009
better blue than red!
bltzie on Jan 21, 2009
Wow, that was some cool viral marketing, loving how they caught the 1960s vibe in terms of televising. And that tank scene from the comics looks great on film 🙂
Nikhil Hariharann on Jan 21, 2009
That was cool.
Chris on Jan 21, 2009
Farris on Jan 21, 2009
florian on Jan 21, 2009
Oh wow!! I love it! Grainy footage of an old school news broadcast! I can't wait!
Conrad on Jan 21, 2009
darrin on Jan 21, 2009
that's awesome, I'm loving it
Rob G on Jan 21, 2009
Man this movie is gonna be the shazam snapple zapple baby!
dirk diggler on Jan 21, 2009
I'm with you Alex, I love this stuff. I hope the viral marketing for Watchmen is as big and detailed as The Dark Knight. I can not wait till March 6th.
Nate on Jan 22, 2009
Was anyone else miffed by the inclusion of the modern Minutemen photo in old news footage?
Baz on Jan 22, 2009
I definitely dig. They captured it in time pretty damn well.
Nick Sears on Jan 22, 2009
That was cool, can't wait for the film
Trey on Jan 22, 2009
that was very cool,better blue than red i want that on a fucking badass watchmen t-shirt also the footage of the tank i just love,i hope this film turns out fucking cool because i can't wait much longer,all rise your middle finger & say fuck you fox.
zetsu on Jan 22, 2009
Roy on Jan 22, 2009
better blue than red on a t-shirt....just don't wear it around liverpool 😛
chrisuk on Jan 23, 2009
Ryan on Jan 23, 2009
I've found the "Better Blue than Red" t-shirts at cafepress
doughope on Feb 5, 2009
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