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Fox Announces Watchmen Casting & Director

Vin Diesel as Dr ManhattanWith the continuing lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the rights to the Watchmen film, Fox has revealed that they are already in pre-production with their own Watchmen film.

Brett Ratner (Rush Hour 1,2 & 3, X-Men: The Last Stand) has been tapped to lead the ambitious project to the silver screen and has told us some of his casting choices.

Vin Diesel has been given the blue paint job as Dr Manhattan with Courtney Cox as Silk Spectre 2. Keanu Reeves will be playing Rorschach and a new sidekick has been written into the script to be played by Jackie Chan called InkBlot. Other casting notes are Michael Richards (Seinfeld‘s Kramer) as the Comedian.

Brett went on record as saying “Well Zack (Snyder) has laid the foundations for my film, it’s a pity that I’ll need to rip it up to make something structurally sound and generally just amazing, like X-Men: The Last Stand.“.

Fox commented that they are not going to be using anything from the Warners production but are happy that Warners have advertised the Fox property very well and look forward to seeing Brett’s vision on the big screen next year.

We approached Warner Brothers for comment, but they gave us blank stares and a blanket cheque to shut up.

Writer’s Note: Thanks to Scott from LA and Dion for the Vin Diesel


  • Written By: Bruce Moyle
  • Contributers: David Quinn, Dion Brooks
  • Artwork: Dion Brooks

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  • Posted: Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
  • Author: Bruce Moyle
  • Filed Under: Movie News,News


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