|Dave Gibbons on the set of "Watchmen"|
The first outsider's report from the set of "Watchmen" is in, and it comes courtesy of non other than Dave Gibbons himself, artist and co-creator with Alan Moore of the venerable graphic novel upon which the Warner Bros. film is based.
In a post to the official "Watchmen" blog over the weekend, Gibbons described emotionally his visit to the set of Dan Dreiberg's (Nite Owl) apartment, listing various artifacts he saw including framed copies of The New York Gazette with stories of past Nite Owl exploits, trophies in glass display cases, and, said Gibbons, "over there, on its mannequin stand, the faded costume of the original Nite Owl keeps silent vigil.
"And I'm standing amongst them. Nite Owl shakes my hand. The Comedian slaps me on the back. Silk Spectre smiles a dazzling greeting. I'm overwhelmed by the depth and detail of what I'm seeing.
"But more than that. I'm overwhelmed by the commitment, the passion, the palpable desire to do this right."
Directed by Zack Snyder ("300"), "Watchmen" is to be released on March 6, 2009 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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