These days, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone out there who isn't excited about next year's ridiculously-anticipated "Watchmen" feature film. However, there's one resident of Northampton, England, who's definitely not counting the days until the film's release -- the writer of the original series, Alan Moore.
In an interview with the L.A. Times' "Hero Complex" blog, Moore -- who's vocally denounced any involvement whatsoever when it comes to the Hollywood machine adapting his work, which includes "V for Vendetta" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" -- talks about the upcoming "Watchmen" film, and just in case you were wondering if he's as taken with what's been seen of Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" as the rest of us, well...
"I can tell you that I will be spitting venom all over it for months to come," the writer is quoted in the piece.
In the piece, Moore sounds almost gleeful about the ongoing legal dispute between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros., and further denounces mainstream comic book publishers as existing "for the sole purpose of creating not comics, but storyboards for films." However, Moore isn't all venom, spit and vinegar in the feature, in fact, he makes mention of a comic-based movie that he's actually supporting -- the upcoming documentary, "The Mindscape of Alan Moore."
"It was very enjoyable to sit there in a chair and talking and talking and talking because, as anyone who knows me for even an hour will tell you, that is my second nature," said Moore.
Do you agree with Moore's sentiments on Hollywood? From what you've seen, do you think Snyder has given fans a faithful recreation of "Watchmen?" Let your voice be heard in the comments!