Damon Lindelof’s Open Letter To ‘Watchmen’ Fans Says HBO Adaptation Will Be An Original Story

Deadline | 5/22/2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
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Damon Lindelof knows that a lot is riding on his upcoming HBO adaptation of the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons iconic limited comic series Watchmen. Actually, in a five-page open letter he posted on Instagram to the diehard fans of the comic, he admits that they do not want to adapt the series — but they will “remix” it.

“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago,” Lindelof said. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted.

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He continued, “They will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them. Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with ‘Watchmen.’ The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica.”

Lindelof goes on to say that the series will...
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