To celebrate the UK release of Watchmen, Paramount Pictures (the international distributor) brought Dr Manhattan to life on London’s River Thames, rising above the murky depths to a height of over 70 feet. According to the press release, the spectacle was created using the world’s biggest water screen projector.
The water screen, moored especially for this occasion in the middle of the Thames between the London Eye and The Shell Building, created an enormous vertical screen of water that extended to 72 feet in height and 100 feet across. Specially created, never to be seen again Watchmen footage, was projected onto the screen to showcase Dr Manhattan’s translucent and shimmering form in dramatic and gigantic effect -an excellent and exciting medium to see Dr Manhattan in all his super human glory as he hovered over the city in true Watchmen style!
/Film reader Adam A sent over two quick videos of Manhattan on London’s River Thames, which you can watch after the jump.