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HBO orders "Watchmen" pilot

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They have put a very capable person in charge of the show though, with Damon Lindelof, who has worked on such films as Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus along with another massive TV show in Lost.

While it's been known for several months now that a Watchmen series is in the works from The Leftovers creator, David Lindelof, HBO has just made things official by ordering a pilot for the new show. The series was then collected as a graphic novel, and its considered as a detailed deconstruction of superhero comics, having been loosely inspired by characters from Charlton Comics library, also owned by DC. The series showcases deeply flawed heroes battling with their inner demons as the Cold War escalates. When it comes to plot, though, it's implied that this'll indeed adapt Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' highly acclaimed graphic novel from the 1980's, something previously done on the big screen in 2009, courtesy of director Zack Snyder.

Previously, Zach Snyder directed a 2009 film adaption of the book, but sources have told Entertainment Weekly that the TV adaptation will be completely different to the film.

The rumors proved to be true as Lindelof recently shared a photo on Instagram of what appears to be writer's room with a statue of Nite Owl. The post didn't have much in terms of details except for the caption "Day One".

"I don't want to talk too much about it, but Damon is thinking about it in a way exactly as you describe it", Bloys said. Firstly, to do the story justice, you will need a sizeable budget to make the special effects and scale of the series match that of the novel, which is not something TV studios are as keen to do as their movie counterparts.



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