Zack Snyder, who should be busy polishing up his sophomore effort, 300, as we speak, has been taking a lot of time to begin discussing the next project on his to-do list, Watchmen.
Though it would seem that the director is working to keep attention around the film, he confirms on multiple instances that he will immediately jump into Watchmen upon the completion of 300.
Zack Snyder Talks Watchmen
Zack Snyder spent a whole bunch of time discussing the script for Watchmen with Sci Fi Wire the other day and decided to discuss it a little more with IGN. This time around, however, Snyder concentrates on his schedule and how anxious he is to get Watchmen at least into pre-production.
"It's the only thing I'm really working on right now, so if I don't do that I've got to find something else!" he laughs, adding that once he completes 300 he will go directly into full gear on Watchmen. "There's no break, hopefully none, between 300 and Watchmen. They'll just roll us right over. We'll probably start Watchmen and then come back and do publicity for 300. Right now we're still finishing 300, so I'd say I've got another three weeks of shots waiting to come in. And then in the meantime I'm trying to maybe make a commercial, maybe make some money, which is cool!"
"It's a labor of love, and I've wanted to try to get back to the source material as much as I could without it being, of course, a six-hour long movie. And I would say the fans are probably going, 'What do you mean? You say that like it's a bad thing!'" he smiles. "I will tell you that the draft of the script is long. It's so long in fact that when we turned it in, we turned 'The Black Freighter' stuff in as a separate script so as not to scare them too much. We were like, 'Here's your script. Oh, here's your other script!' They were like, 'Oh, great!'"
Good to see somebody standing beside the project, and the buzz does suggest that the latest script is gaining ground with Warner Bros. But which script, the long or the short?
Check out the entire report with Snyder on Watchmen at IGN.
For more movie info, go to the Watchmen Movie Page.
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