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Zack Snyder Calls Terry Gilliam A “Genius,” Backs Down From ‘Watchmen’ Beef

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 17, 2014 1:34 PM
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Zack Snyder, Watchmen, Gilliam
Forbes has a new interview with director Zack Snyder. You know, the guy that’s directing possibly the most geek-anticipated film of all time, “Batman Vs. Superman.” Don’t get too excited, Snyder reveals almost zero details. He doesn’t talk Ben Affleck, Lex Luthor, the Justice League or anything. Perhaps more interestingly he discusses his beef with Terry Gilliam over “Watchmen.”

Darren Aronofsky Explains Why He Didn’t Direct ‘The Wolverine’ & ‘Man Of Steel’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 31, 2014 3:36 PM
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Darren Aronofsky, The Wolverine, ‘Man Of Steel
After years of being a celebrated indie, relatively non-mainstream filmmaker, director Darren Aronofsky has the number one movie in the country with his biblical epic “Noah” (and it should be noted it’s a pretty dark, non-mainstreamy tentpole). And while he’s flirted with many super hero movies over the years, perhaps the Russell Crowe-starring movie will finally get him there. “In reality, our original super heroes were characters the Bible so these were the original super hero stories. People have forgotten how amazing these stories were,” Aronofsky said in a recent EPK interview.

Patrick Wilson aka Nite Owl Weighs In On 'Watchmen' War Of Words

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 11:08 AM
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Time is a flat circle, and five years after it hit theaters, new criticisms and defenses surrounding "Watchmen" have emerged over the past few weeks. Producer Joel Silver got the ball rolling by dissing Zack Snyder's version, and the director in turn dissed Terry Gilliam, whose unmade version would've been far less faith faithful to Alan Moore's comic. And Gilliam then weighed in with his own typically cheeky response. So who's next?

Watch: New Clip And Images From 'The Zero Theorem,' Terry Gilliam Responds To Zack Snyder

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:37 AM
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The Zero Theorem
"Watchmen" may have come out five years ago, but it feels like yesterday given the back-and-forth that's happening through the various participants in the project. Joel Silver, producer of the version that was once slated be directed by Terry Gilliam, started the ball rolling by calling out Zack Snyder's film as being a "slave" to Alan Moore's comic. Snyder didn't take long to respond, declaring that his movie was made to "save it from the Terry Gilliams of the world," and now Gilliam himself has entered the fray.

Zack Snyder Hits Back, Says He Made 'Watchmen' "To Save It From The Terry Gilliams Of The World"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 11:44 AM
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It looks like we now have a new, cinematic beef to follow. Sort of. Last week, producer Joel Silver declared that Zack Snyder's take on "Watchmen" was a "slave" to Alan Moore's comic, and that his proposed version that had been brewing at 20th Century Fox with Terry Gilliam, would've been better (though it would've essentially ditched Doctor Manhattan). Well, it hasn't taken long for Snyder to respond.

Joel Silver Says Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen' A "Slave" To Comic, Terry Gilliam's Version Had No Dr. Manhattan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 1:19 PM
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Watchmen
Up there in the pantheon of Movies Terry Gilliam Almost Made, riding right near the top (beneath "Harry Potter") is an adaptation of Alan Moore's "Watchmen." In case you weren't aware, before Zack Snyder got his slow-motion, "Hallejuah"-scored-sex-scene hands on the comic, the project was set up over at 20th Century Fox where Joel Silver and Gilliam were working on it. Obviously, it never came to pass, with Gilliam saying the material was "unfilmable," but today Silver sheds a light on just how different their version would have been.

10 Big Screen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Ten Onscreen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues
This weekend sees the release of "Thor: The Dark World," which, on the surface, is just another superhero film. But, in fact, it also works as a crystallization as to what makes superheroes tick: family issues. Thor's got to save the universe, but he's also got an obnoxious brother gumming up the works, and he can never agree with his father, who is also a King. To rub it in, the sequel also seems to suggest that Mom likes Loki better. Things just aren't going Thor's way!

Check Out Unused Posters For 'Shutter Island' & 'Watchmen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 1:24 PM
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The road to getting a poster design, approved, printed, sent out to theaters across the country and uploaded online, takes much longer than you might think. Not only do the creatives have to sign off, but also marketing departments, studio heads and more, which explains why sometimes, the most brilliant movies get the most milquetoast treatment. But since we live in age where everything seems to be preserved, some interesting nuggets from a couple notable movies have made their way online.

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