By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
While the set photos for Watchmen proved to the fans of the graphic novel that Zack Snyder continues to know exactly what he's doing when it comes to adapting comicbooks to film, an extra from the set has surfaced and confirms what we have already assumed.
Which is what exactly?
Watchmen Extra Report
According to the extra to write into WatchmenComicMovie, Watchmen is going to be one faithful adaptation to its source material. Having read the graphic novel, I have to admit that this could be one of the hardest stories to adapt.
But it really hit home once I (and my fellow extras) arrived at the Wardrobe Room for a costume fitting. All the wardrobe people were at lunch so we found ourselves walking along the costume racks, looking for someone to sign us in. The room was cavernous and there were thousands of costumes. Clothes from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, hats and coats, boots. New York City cop uniforms, Vietnam and WWII army uniforms… The scope of the production became suddenly apparent. Then I found a rack with costumes labeled ‘Rorschach’, ‘The Comedian’, ‘Laurie’, ‘Nite Owl’… here were the actual set worn costumes for these timeless characters. And I said to myself, “MAN I’M GOING TO BE IN WATCHMEN!”
The image of that awesome set was foremost in my mind and I wanted to get there ASAP. Finally everyone was ready. And it was time to go to set!
Walking onto that set was a thrill this WATCHMEN fan won’t soon forget! The set designers truly went out of their way to recreate the world of the comic. The level of detail was really something. Official photos have been released and they don’t do the set justice. Amongst the posters and placards all over the walls of the fake businesses up and down the street were splattered, soiled posters advertising the “Veidt Method” from the back of the Black Freighter comic Bernard is reading. At one point, they filmed the guy putting up the Fallout Shelter sign. The newsstand was full of magazines from 1985 and there were dummy copies of Nova Express and a Newsweek with Veidt and Dr. Manhattan shaking hands on the cover. There was the Rumrunner, Moloch’s hovel, the movie theater showing “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” the pink neon elephants of the Gunga Diner… Incredible!