Video game lovers will be pleased to know that, among all the other fascinating side projects that will complement the film, the game counterpart to Watchmen will not just be some half-assed cash grab. Zack Snyder has made sure that all these interconnecting elements building up this Watchmen universe won’t just be tossed out there without any foresight. He’s clearly thinking these things through, and making sure they all amount to something meaningful.
This was particularly evident when a Comic Con attendee asked him a question regarding what we could expect from the recently announced Watchmen video game:
We had quite a back and fourth about that. They sent me a script for it. This is the dorkiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, and it’s not cool at all. And it had nothing to do with Watchmen. We tried to rewrite it. We tried to come up with an idea where you like kill Woodward and Bernstein. We tried to go down those kind of routes and do something more subversive. A dialogue needs to be established between filmmakers and game producers. It’s not marketing; it can’t be an afterthought.
Hear hear, Zack. I can’t even begin to convey how many times I’ve hung my head in shame over films completely squandering their video game potential, both in terms of gameplay and storyline. Hopefully the Watchmen game will change this.