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HBO enlists Nicole Kassell to helm Watchmen pilot

February 2nd, 2018 by Dave Bowling Comments

HBO’s drive to adapt all that is great in geek culture continues unabated. After True Blood and Game of Thrones, they’re moving on to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ masterwork, Watchmen.

To that end, the cable network announced this week that they have secured the services of director Nicole Kassell. Kassell has previously worked on two episodes of producer Damon Lindelof’s series The Leftovers. With Lidelof slated to act as showrunner on Watchmen, it seems that he is bringing in people he’s worked with before.

At this time, we don’t have a premiere date or even a filming date for Watchmen. All we know is that Zack Snyder, who helmed 2009’s not-bad-ish take, is no longer involved in the project and it will be markedly different to the film. Whether this means that even more liberties will be taken with the source material, or that we’ll get the psychic squid back, who’s to say?

There’s been no official word on Alan Moore’s thoughts about HBO adapting his work, but on a night you can hear the screams…

Source: Comic Book Movie

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...