300 Director Involved in Creating Watchmen Game

300: Road to Glory only ended up on PSP, but that wasn’t the original plan. Director Zack Snyder (300, Dawn of the Dead) wanted the game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the idea was conceived too late to make a release tie-in possible. Synder hopes that’s not the case with his next film, an adaptation of Alan Moore’s famous Watchmen graphic novel, he tells GameDaily.biz.

“I do like the feeling that you’re in a movie in many games. I don’t think it’s been explored to its maximum potential. I look forward to making a video game and a movie experience that are organically linked in the future,” he told the website. “I’m absolutely interested in making video games. I have fun doing it. It’s like when you go to the movies and you say, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we did this?’ And maybe that’s a game.”

Snyder spends his free time engaged in shooters like Gears of War and  Call of Duty 3 so he’s no stranger to the continually higher cinematic bar videogames have been setting. Before he moves forward, however, he needs to make sure a Watchmen game is the right move. Forcing it won’t make him — or gamers — happy.

“It’s Hollywood having to come to grips with that idea [of games and movies as separate entities based on the same idea] and then go, ‘OK, what is the answer?'” he explains. “It doesn’t mean there can’t be a Watchmen video game, but it has to be more than the movie.”


~ by Mike on March 13, 2007.

One Response to “300 Director Involved in Creating Watchmen Game”

  1. What a stupid f–king idea! Watchmen is a completely character driven narrative with virtually no action. Anyone who is familiar with the graphic novel knows this. It is an even worse idea then making Reservoir Dogs into a game and that movie actually involved a little bit of action.

    This would be like making Crash into a game. Even just thinking of the idea is forced. Just when I was warming up to Snyder too.Damn it! Some things are better left alone.

    Poor Alan Moore….

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