Zack Snyder may not be done with “Watchmen” just yet. A report from Collider states that the director, who helmed the 2009 feature film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ seminal DC Comics miniseries, has met with HBO about a potential TV series adaptation of “Watchmen,” though no further details are disclosed in the article. Additionally, the unnamed sources make it clear that meetings have taken place, though nothing has been greenlit yet.
It’s also not yet known what this potential “Watchmen” TV series would be: another adaptation of the events of the original story, a prequel along the lines of the “Before Watchmen” series of miniseries that DC released in 2012 or a sequel series.
The original “Watchmen” comic stands as one of the most celebrated stories in the medium. Originally released between 1986 and 1987 as a 12-issue series, the series was distinguished for its deconstructionist take on superheroes. Moore has been outspoken about his disinterest in adaptations or continuations of “Watchmen,” and his name did not appear in the film’s credits at his request, though Gibbons’ name did.
The 2009 “Watchmen” film grossed $107.5 million domestically with a $185.3 million worldwide total, off of a $130 million reported production budget. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with a 56 score on Metacritic. “Watchmen” was the start of Snyder’s involvement in DC Comics-based films, and he’s since become a major creative force in the current wave of DC superhero films, directing 2013’s “Man of Steel” and 2016’s upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
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