You may remember back in mid-August I was writing about my concerns with the new Watchmen movie that Zack Snyder is hatching in Hollywood.
As I mentioned in that post, Watchmen author Alan Moore has distanced himself from all his projects that have been adapted to film and often talks of his absolute hatred of all things Hollywood. Well, it seems that nothing’s changed. Talking to the L A Times, Moore has said, “I find film in its modern form to be quite bullying” and “It spoon-feeds us, which has the effect of watering down our collective cultural imagination.” Hard words, but I can’t help agreeing with him for the most part.
Talking about the Watchmen movie, he also says, “Will the film even be coming out? There are these legal problems now, which I find wonderfully ironic. Perhaps it’s been cursed from afar, from England. And I can tell you that I will also be spitting venom all over it for months to come.”
Not even pretending to mince his words. He never does. It’s one of the things that makes him the genius writer that he is.
It’s a great article that talks about things other than the movie. It discusses his new DVD, The Mindscape of Alan Moore, which is billed as “A psychadelic journey through one of the world’s most powerful minds”, and he talks about magic, comics and the 750,000 word novel that he’s working on. Yep, 750,000 words. That’s bloody massive.
You can read the whole article here and I heartily recommend that you do.