« I Thought I Could Bui… | Home | Retro Review: Vejur R… »

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

Posted by Hisham
Tuesday 13 March 2007 at 10:52 am.
Used tags: , ,

Who watched and caught a glimpse of the easter egg in the trailer for Zak Snyder's new film 300? It's been all over the internet now so if you're online most of the time you'd probably have seen a screen capture of it in the last couple of days.

Twenty years ago, plus change, Alan Moore wrote a 12 issue mini-series for DC Comics called Watchmen. It was one of the books (along with books such as Art Spiegelman's Maus and Neil Gaiman's Sandman) that elevated the generally considered lightweight storytelling medium of comic books into serious literature.

Twenty years ago, plus change, Alan Moore wrote and Dave Gibbons drew these panels:


Last week, it was discovered that this image was slipped into the 300 trailer at 1:52 on the time stamp:

The Comedian's badge

Zak Snyder who directed 300 is now slated to direct Watchmen for release in 2008. The image was from a test shot of the Rorschach mask, which looks great from where I'm sitting. This film could ultimately be the best comic book-adapted film ever made, or because of the complexity of Watchmen and fans' high expectation, it could fail spectacularly. I'm hoping for the former to occur, but... there I go putting my expectations high again.

In the meantime I'm going to try to catch 300, an adaptation of Frank Miller's 5-issue miniseries from Dark Horse Comics, which apparently did well opening here last week.

two comments


i didn’t know it was based on Frank Miller’s comic book – i did know the story of the 300 men standoff at the Battle of Thermopylae and i thought that was what the movie was based on (although the comic book is based on the Battle of Thermopylae, and so ultimately i was right).

sila - 15-03-’07 22:13

I am in utter awe of this image…..utter utter awe. If this film is as good as the book, Star Wars MIGHT get bumped as my all time favorite movie. Look out.

ShaneOMac (Email ) (URL) - 16-03-’07 03:12

(optional field)
(optional field)

Comment moderation is enabled on this site. This means that your comment will not be visible until it has been approved by an editor.

Remember personal info?
Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.