Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Screenwriter David Hayter has been working on a big screen adaptation of Watchmen for almost a decade, which means he’s invested not only a lot of time on the project, but also a lot of energy. And like a lot of people in Hollywood, the fear of a one weekend payoff is scary. Hayter has written a letter to fans on HardcoreNerdity, where he asks for anyone who liked the film to return to the theater to see it again.
“If the film made you think. Or argue with your friends. If it inspired a debate about the nature of man, or vigilante justice, or the horror of Nixon abolishing term limits. If you laughed at Bowie hanging with Adrian at Studio 54, or the Silhouette kissing that nurse. Please go see the movie again next weekend. You have to understand, everyone is watching to see how the film will do in its second week. If you care about movies that have a brain, or balls, (and this film’s got both, literally), or true adaptations — And if you’re thinking of seeing it again anyway, please go back this weekend, Friday or Saturday night. Demonstrate the power of the fans, because it’ll help let the people who pay for these movies know what we’d like to see. Because if it drops off the radar after the first weekend, they will never allow a film like this to be made again.”
You can read Hayter’s full letter on HardcoreNerdity.