Ready to take some serious ass kicking? Well you should, because the first ever trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen” is here! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen and nerds everywhere, you won’t even have to wait til tomorrow to see the trailer in front of “The Dark Knight”. This trailer for “Watchmen” is so good, so gosh darn guaranteed to make you run home and kick your cat, that it’s going to drive crazy ass Alan Moore even more crazier and assier. Get ready to grow a second foot of beard, Alan, cause Zack has turned your comic book into a glorious live-action movie.
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the watchmen?
Starring Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Zack Snyder (“300″) directs.
Watch your teeth March 6.