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The Watchmen Watch Cartoons

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So this is neat. If you’ve read Alan Moore’s Watchmen, you might remember there’s an old EC-style comic in it that some kid is reading, called Tales of the Black Freighter. It’s basically about a dude who lands on an island and goes crazy, much like one of the main Watchmen characters goes crazy at the same time.
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Anyways, ICV2 says Watchmen director Zack Snyder is having Tales of the Black Freighter animated, and plans to include it on the Watchmen DVD; the voice of the crazy person will be done by 300‘s Gerard Butler, who clearly still owes Snyder a solid for making him a star. ICV2 also says it will be an anime, but gives no reason for saying so. At any rate, this bonus is totally unnecessary, but rather impressive; frankly, fanboys should be on their knees kissing Zack Snyder’s feet for his commitment to nerdery.

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