EXCLUSIVE: 'Watchmen' Director Zack Snyder Discusses Alan Moore's Anti-Hollywood Stance

During Saturday's post-"Spoilers" Q&A with "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder, the discussion turned to the story's co-creator, Alan Moore, and his famous dislike (to put it mildly) for the Hollywood adaptations of his works. According to Snyder, the subject came up early on in the "Watchmen" conversation -- and the answers he received didn't make the job any easier.


"When I came on the project, [Moore] had already said, 'I don't want anything to do with Watchmen. No one call me,'" Snyder told the MTV "Spoilers" audience, adding that one of his first "Watchmen"-related conversations involved him asking, "When do we get to call Alan?"

Snyder said it was only then that he discovered that much of what he read online about Moore's "Watchmen" sentiments were actually, well... true.

"I had seen some stuff on the Internet, but how real is the stuff on the Internet?" shrugged Snyder. "So, I was like, 'What's the real deal?' and they were like, 'Yeah, that is it.'"

"We've just tried to respect that," said Snyder.

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