Miami Vice and Django Unchained actor Don Johnson talks about his time working on Watchmen, as well as collaborating with creator Damon Lindelof and Oscar-winning actress Regina King
This new series on HBO is based on the iconic graphic novel created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons that was originally published in 1986. While the highly anticipated series is set in the same universe that’s already been established in the source material, this won’t be a remake of the comic. Instead, it’s designed to be a reimagining with new characters and story arcs.
In a recent interview, Don Johnson spoke with Collider about his familiarity with the graphic novel before deciding to join the project:
“I was aware of it because it’s an iconic piece of material. It’s probably the classic graphic novel. Everyone refers to it as the primer for all comic genres and stuff like that. This (series) is beyond comics.”
While the show is filled with a stellar and talented cast, Don Johnson was especially enamored about working with Regina King and says he would love to have the chance to work with her again:
“There are certain actors you get each other from jump street. Others you have to work a little harder to make a connection and eventually you do. But Regina was like putting on a pair of well worn, comfortable Levi’s. She’s a wonderful actress. Talk about someone who can hit back. She can put any kind of spin on it you want. That was a lot of fun. We just had a blast work working together. I’m hoping that I get the opportunity to do other things with her cause she is a gifted, gifted actress.”
This expansion of the Watchmen universe from Damon Lindelof seems to be going down an exciting and captivating path, so it will be interesting to see how the series turns out whenever it’s officially released later this year.
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Here is the official synopsis for HBO’s Watchmen:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
Damon Lindelof serves as an executive producer alongside Nicole Kassell, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will compose the score for the show.
Watchmen debuts in fall 2019 on HBO.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.