Friday, February 29, 2008
Tales of the Black Freighter Confirmed as Anime DVD Extra
Empire Magazine has confirmed that the Watchmen comic-within-a-comic Tales of the Black Freighter won't be appearing in the film but will appear as an anime-style short on the DVD release. Gerard Butler of 300
fame glory will be handling the voiceover. I must admit I'm a little saddened to know that they won't be weaving the two stories together... It was one of Moore's major stylistic coups in the book and I feel like it could have worked in the movie if handled well. Though I suppose maybe they were running out of time. Extended Cut, anyone?