Variety reports Regina King has been cast in the lead role, along with several other actors as key players in HBO’s Watchmen series which hails from Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof.
King will star in the series along with Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. Character details remain under wraps for now. Lindelof confirmed yesterday the series won’t be an adaptation of Alan Moore’s original graphic novel.
The Leftovers director Nicole Kassell is set to direct the pilot and will also executive produce the series alongside Lindelof who has written the script based on the DC graphic novel by Moore and Dave Gibbons.
The Watchmen series, which has received an order for backup scripts, is expected to go into production this year. The series will be produced under Lindelof’s White Rabbit banner in association with Warner Bros. Television where Lindelof has signed a multi-year deal to remain exclusively.
Much like Zack Snyder’s 2009 film adaptation and the limited comic book series first published from 1986-1987, the series is expected to follow a group of superheroes in an alternate world.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on HBO’s Watchmen series as we learn it.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!