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3 items from 2014

'Watchmen' Producer Joel Silver Reveals Original Story Twist

27 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for his upcoming action-thriller Non-Stop, producer Joel Silver revealed new details about an earlier version of Watchmen that was worked on by director Terry Gilliam and writer Sam Hamm, which was much different than Zack Snyder's version. If you haven't seen Watchmen or read the original graphic novel, there will be spoilers throughout the rest of this story.

While the producer felt that Zack Snyder approached the legendary graphic novel by Alan Moore in the right way, he revealed that the director was too slavish to the source material, and Terry Gilliam's take was a much better movie.

"It was a Much much better movie [...] I mean, Zack came at it the right way but was too much of a slave to the material. I was trying to get it Back from the studio at that point, because I ended up with both V for Vendetta »

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Non-Stop Producer Joel Silver Bashes Watchmen, Reveals His Version’s (Terrible) End Twist

27 February 2014 5:41 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s really hard to make a great movie and really easy to disparage a bad one, and that’s in large part why it’s so rare to hear people inside Hollywood publicly calling out or even mocking their colleagues for ill-received projects. However, in a recent interview to promote his Liam Neeson thriller Non-Stop, prolific producer Joel Silver didn’t hold back about a project he once spent years fruitlessly developing: Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the iconic graphic novel Watchmen.

When he spoke with Coming Soon, Silver had nothing but criticism for Snyder’s film, which divided critics when it saw wide release in 2009 (though, for our money, we enjoyed Watchmen so much that we ranked it as one of the five greatest comic-book/superhero movies of all time). Most notably, he opined that his ultimately scuttled version, which had Terry Gilliam attached to direct, would have been a far superior adaptation, »

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The Crow Will Remain Faithful to the Original Comic Book Promises Luke Evans

9 January 2014 10:24 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With pre-production currently under way for Relativity Media's remake of The Crow, star Luke Evans revealed in a recent interview that this version will be more faithful to the original comic book by James O'Barr, hinting that it will be much different than the 1994 adaptation The Crow.

"Well, we just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic as possible, and that means the story will be different. It'll be different from what people are expecting. It's not about us ripping off the Brandon Lee movie, that stands alone as a brilliant piece of cult film and a great performance, but we're going back to the book, the original book. And that's exciting because we're bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. So yeah, it's our chance to do it, to do it differently, but to be »

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