Where there are films based on books and comics, there are arguments about who could have told the on-screen interpretation better. It’s inevitable. When it comes to Watchmen, Joel Silver has some thoughts about how his and Terry Gilliam’s version would have trumped Zack Snyder’s take on Alan Moore’s graphic novel. Snyder, of course, disagrees.
Silver recently spoke with ComingSoon, and among other topics, he discussed Watchmen . Silver and Gilliam were working on the project with 20th Century Fox, but it never came to be. Silver says Gilliam’s concept “was a MUCH much better movie” than Snyder’s 2009 film. Silver went on to say Snyder was too much of a slave to the material; Gilliam, he said, told the story in the graphic novel but with a different perspective.
Silver explained, “What he did was he told the story as-is, but instead of the whole notion of the intergalactic thing which was too hard and too silly, what he did was he maintained that the existence of Doctor Manhattan had changed the whole balance of the world economy, the world political structure. He felt that THAT character really altered the way reality had been. He had the …read more