Compare Zack Snyder's Watchmen against panels from the graphic novel

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Dec 14, 2012

Warner Brothers released images from its upcoming Watchmen movie that illustrate how director Zack Snyder has taken the panels of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel and used them as a guide to design the movie's images.

When we visited the set of Watchmen in Vancouver, Canada, in November 2007, we got a look at Snyder's production notebook, in which he had inserted his own sketches and panels clipped from the graphic novel as reference for his shots, using the book as kind of a living storyboard for his movie.

Warner has released direct comparisons of some of those images. The first image from the film shows Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) entering the wrecked apartment of Edward Blake, the Comedian; the following image is the comic panel of the same moment.

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The second image shows Karnak, the Antarctic retreat of Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias, played by Matthew Goode), and its counterpart from the comics.

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The final images show Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl II, played by Patrick Wilson) in his underground headquarters.

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Watchmen opens March 6.