R | | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
The movie rights to the Alan Moore graphic novels Watchmen and V for Vendetta were acquired together in the late 1980s. Moore was asked to write a script, but declined. The studio then had Sam Hamm write a script. Terry Gilliam considered directing this film as early as 1989, but... ...
Bold moves, Henry. That's what's needed right now. We can't let these fuckers think we're weak!
Henry Kissinger: Yes. They must fear the madman Richard Nixon.
When Rorschach jumps out of the window of Moloch's house and is fighting the police, one of the officers is standing and watching on the doorstep, while all of his fellow officers are rushing to fight Rorschach.
The company logos are black-on-yellow, with text set in Futura Condensed, the font used for titles throughout the graphic novel and film.
£3,243,001 (UK) (8 March 2009)
$107,509,799 (USA) (28 May 2009)
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