It seems that famous actor Jeremy irons has recently been cast in a lead role for HBO’s unique adaptation of Watchmen. Creator Damon Lindelöf said that his adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel with the same name will not be a remake or a sequel. Instead, it will be something completely new. It’s interesting that aside from the fact that Iron’s role will be a lead one, not much else is known about the character that he will portray. The actor joined a cast that also includes Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, and Adelaide Clemens, among others.
Apart from this, not much else is known about HBO’s version of Watchmen. It’s certain that it will not have any link to 2009’s movie, which Zack Snyder directed. It’s worth noting that last month, Lindelof took to Instagram and posted the first details about his upcoming project. Apart from sharing some of his early ideas for the movie, he explained that the new Watchmen will not be a remake. Also, it will not be a sequel to Snyder’s version. He preferred to call it a “remix” instead. He admitted that his wish is not to adapt the graphic novel that was created thirty years ago.
Jeremy Irons joins HBO’s Watchmen
Moreover, Lindelof, also a co-creator on the popular series Lost, explained that the graphic novel represents sacred ground. Therefore, they will not touch it. Instead, it will be revisited and remixed. In fact, he characterized the original 1986 novel as the Old Testament. At the same time, the new HBO series will represent the New Testament.
As for the subject, it seems that Watchmen will be set in an alternate universe where superheroes are outlaws. However, the series will try to break new ground while also keeping the nostalgia that made this graphic novel so loved intact.
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