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This Sunday night, HBO will premiere Watchmen, Damon Lindelof‘s live-action continuation of a story that began in the pages of a comic written by famed comic writer Alan Moore. Moore, who’s one of the biggest names in comics with credits like as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Batman: The Killing Joke, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to his name, is a practicing occultist and magician who is notoriously unhappy to see any of his work adapted by anyone else, and in a new interview, Lindelof says he’s convinced that Moore actually put a “magical curse” on him because he made this new Watchmen show.
In an interview with Vulture, the interviewer essentially asks Lindelof about whether or not this version of Watchmen should even exist; the rights to the comic were initially going to revert back to Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, but they ended up staying with DC Comics instead, and this show was eventually greenlit. “That’s something that I think about a lot,” Lindelof said, and then he launched into a story about how he thinks Moore used his magic to put a curse on him:
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“It wakes me up at night, but much less so now that it’s done. I’m about to say something very ridiculous, but in all sincerity, I was absolutely convinced that there was a magical curse placed upon me by Alan. I’m actually feeling the psychological effects of a curse, and I’m okay with it. It’s fair that he has placed a curse...
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