Watchmen animated trailer drops, comic adapted for screen by J. Michael Straczynski

Writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski has adapted Watchmen for Warner Bros. Animation – and the first trailer is delighting many fans. The comic’s co-creator, Dave Gibbons, is consulting producer on the project.

“By ‘adapted’ I mean strictly configuring the structure to work in a movie,” J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, author of the recently-released SF thriller, The Glass Box, has said online. “I saw no need to write more material or change what works in the book. It’s pure Moore.”

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel co-created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen Chapter I, the first part of an all-new animated two-part feature film from Warner Bros. Animation and Paramount, will be released on Digital on 13th August.

The animated feature is a faithful adaptation of the groundbreaking graphic novel, which redefined the superhero genre when it debuted in the mid-1980s. The film is produced and directed by Brandon Vietti from an adaptation by J. Michael Straczynski. Jim Krieg and Cindy Rago serve as producers and Dave Gibbons serves as consulting producer. Sam Register, Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin are executive producers.

Watchmen Chapter I features all all-star voice cast including Matthew Rhys (Dan Dreiberg, Nite Owl), Katee Sackhoff (Laurie Juspeczyk, Silk Spectre) and Titus Welliver (Rorschach, Walter Kovacs), along with Troy Baker (Adrian Veidt, Ozymandias), Adrienne Barbeau (Sally Jupiter, Silk Spectre), Corey Burton (Captain Metropolis), Michael Cerveris (Jonathan Osterman, Dr. Manhattan), Jeffrey Combs (Edgar Jacobi, Moloch), Grey DeLisle, Kelly Hu, John Marshall Jones (Hooded Justice), Max Koch, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal (Wally Weaver), Geoff Pierson (Hollis Mason, Nite Owl), Dwight Schultz, Jason Spisak, Kari Wahlgren (Janey Slater), and Rick D. Wasserman (Edward Blake, The Comedian).

Watchmen Chapter I will be available on August 13 to purchase digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Fandango at Home and more. On 27th August, the film will be available to purchase on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs online and in-store at major retailers.

Watchmen Chapter II will be released later in 2024.



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