We had former LA Weekly employee Tim Heiderich taking notes for us at the panel because it was impossible otherwise to get in. It has to be said that the panel started at five minutes until noon. Just like the Doomsday Clock. Even the release date 3/6/09 are the numbers on a clock face. Cool huh? So cool, there were fans that had been in line for this panel for two days. They had gotten there Wednesday.
Director Zack Snyder (300) was there. He explained that the movie stayed true to the original vision of the creator. “The comic book is the film’s bible.” He also offered,”Comic books are already story boards and a script.”
Alan Moore, the writer of the original series has kept his name off and wants no part of the movie. After Moore’s experience with his work V for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen being made into lukewarm films, he’s now put off by Hollywood.
In fact, the movie credits are most likely to read “based on a comic illistrated by Dave Gibbons”. Snyder said,”I wish Alan could experience the same joy and excitement [as we have] about the film.”