Zack Snyder is already knee-deep in pre-production work for “Watchmen”, a comic book movie that, from all appearances, promises to be a mammoth undertaking for any director, and he’s already signed on to direct and produce “The Illustrated Man” for Warner Bros. Snyder will be teaming up with screenwriter Alex Tse again, the two currently working on “Watchmen” together. The movie will be based on a collection of 1951 short stories of the same name by famous director Ray Bradbury, and is narrated by a mysterious man with living tattoos that predict the future.
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The collection, first published in 1951, is narrated by a mysterious man with living tattoos that predict the future. Rod Steiger starred in the title role for the 1969 bigscreen adaptation, distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts; Claire Bloom co-starred.
Di Novi Pictures and Snyder’s shingle, Cruel and Unusual Films, are producing the remake. Denise Di Novi, and Deborah Snyder, the helmer’s wife and producing partner, are also producing, along with Frank Darabont. Cruel and Unusual’s Wesley Coller and Di Novi’s Alison Greenspan are exec producing.
“Watchmen”, meanwhile, is scheduled to start production on September 17 up North in Canada, making Snyder one busy dude.