LEONIDAS RIDES THE BLACK FREIGHTER

Category: Watchmen/Tales of the Black Freighter News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: July 27, 2007 | Publication: CHUD | Author: Devin Faraci
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I just came from a whirlwind one on one with Watchmen director Zack Snyder here at Comic Con, and while he wouldnít confirm or deny it, it was obvious that heís going to cast Gerard Butler as the desperate castaway in The Tales of the Black Freighter, the pirate comic within Watchmen.

Maybe.

That maybe doesnít rest on Butler or Snyder, but rather on Warner Bros, who still have not committed the money needed to shoot the sequences, which would be included on the DVD. Zack did confirm that if he got the money he would do the Black Freighter in full on, stylized 300 fashion.

As far as Iím concerned, Warner Bros has to give him the money. I donít think a Watchmen movie needs The Tales of the Black Freighter, but as a supplement, itís going to be a ton of fun, and Butler is perfect for the role. Are you listening Warner Bros?

Look for my full (and short) one on one with Snyder to run soon.