Warner Bros. Mulls Remaking ‘Watchmen’ as an Animated R-Rated Feature
Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II and Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, appear in the original 2009 film "Watchmen" (Photo by Warner Bros.)
LOS ANGELES – It looks like Warner Bros. is planning a remake of “Watchmen,” according to FilmBuffOnline. Warner Bros. has reportedly sent out surveys to consumers to determine whether there may be interest in an R-rated animated version of “Watchmen.”
The original “Watchmen” was released in March 2009, starring Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson and Carla Gugino. It told the story of an alternate universe of 1985 where former superheroes exist, and masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.
In 2015, it was reported that Zack Snyder and HBO were in talks about a live-action adaptation as the basis for a television miniseries, but it fell through. An animated version of the film may well happen, given the original movie’s popularity with fans.
The marketing survey also is said to list several other comic books that Warner Bros. would like to adapt from both, DC Comics and Vertigo. Among the titles were “Batman: The Long Halloween,” “Swamp Thing,” “Red Sun,” “Injustice,” “Fables,” “Preacher,” “Lucifer,” and “iZombie.”