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February 16, 2009 |

By Daniel Carlson | Industry | February 16, 2009 |

Zack Snyder’s upcoming Watchmen looks to be as visually literal an adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ comic book as you could want, but that doesn’t mean they got everything into the movie. Case in point: The comic within the comic, Tales of the Black Freighter. Snyder realized at a certain point that he wouldn’t be able to incorporate it into the film, which is a shame, but he’s also gone the extra mile and overseen an animated short film based on the pirate story, and it’s set for DVD release March 24, a couple weeks after Watchmen hits theaters. It also features the voice of Gerard Butler, who didn’t become a household name until starring in Snyder’s 300, so you have to figure Butler did the short because he basically owes Snyder until forever. Here’s the trailer:

From Spartan to Pirate

Department of Trailers for Animated Shorts Based on Subplots in Graphic Novels Being Adapted as Feature Films / Daniel Carlson

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