A visionary noir trailer for Watchmen plus a kick ass website

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Screenshot from Watchmen movie websiteIf the trailer is any indication, this film will be one of the most celebrated films of 2009, manybe more. It has a truly visionary feeling. Sort of reminds me of when I first read about the first Matrix film in Cinescape Magazine in 1997. I saw a small sidebar about this film by some unknown directors named Larry and Andy Wachowski, but it jumped off the page at me. That’s what this trailer does. Nuff’ said I think. Breath for this one.

Watchmen is being directed by Zack Snyder, who’s responsible for 300 and Dawn of the Dead.

Here’s the cast and who they play in the film:
Malin Akerman as Laurie Juspeczyk a.k.a. Silk Spectre II
Billy Crudup as Jon Osterman a.k.a. Dr. Manhattan
Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt a.k.a. Ozymandias
Carla Gugino as Sally Jupiter a.k.a. Silk Spectre
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Edward Blake a.k.a. The Comedian
Patrick Wilson as Dan Dreiberg a.k.a. Nite Owl II
Jackie Earle Haley as Walter Kovacs a.k.a. Rorschach
Stephen McHattie as Hollis Mason a.k.a. Nite Owl
Matt Frewer as Edgar Jacobi a.k.a. Moloch the Mystic
Niall Matter as Mothman
Dan Payne as Dollar Bill
Salli Saffioti as Annie Leibowitz
Apollonia Vanova as Silhouette
Manoj Sood as The Scientist

Here’s the official synopsis for Watchmen:

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?

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Visit the official website for the film at watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com