After Watchmen, Bring On Next 'Unfilmables'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 1:45 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Alan Moore’s Watchmen was supposed to be unfilmable. But with the director’s cut hitting stores today, that pretty obviously wasn’t the case. Scott Thill lists some supposedly unfilmable geek bibles for Wired:

  • Sandman: “It’s not film-shaped,” says creator Neil Gaiman. “What I got was, ‘Does The Sandman have a clearly defined bad guy?’ I said, ‘No it doesn’t,’ and they said, ‘Thanks for coming!’” OK, but why not, say, an HBO miniseries?

  • The Dark Knight Returns: We’re probably stuck with the young Christian Bale Batman right now, not Frank Miller’s geriatric version. But The Dark Knight proved that America likes its Batman dark, so it’s possible someday.
  • The Invisibles: Grant Morrison’s brain-bending epic stomps merrily through taboos, and its anarchist heroes are a bit like terrorists, so it’s probably not big-screen material. But a TV version’s eminently possible.
  • Gravity’s Rainbow: Actually, never mind. Nobody's tangling with Thomas Pynchon classic.
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