Patrick Wilson thinks audiences weren’t ready for Zack Snyder’s Watchmen and reveals it’s the only film of his he’s watched since its debut.
Hollywood had tried to get Watchmen to the big screen for decades, but the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons proved notoriously difficult to adapt. Zack Snyder brought Watchmen to the big screen after years of development hell. Despite its passionate fan base, Watchmen was polarizing and under-performed at the box office, leading Patrick Wilson to wonder if audiences weren’t ready for it.
Patrick Wilson recently spoke with CinemaBlend about Insidious: The Red Door and touched upon Watchmen, which he said is the only movie of his that he’s watched “front to back” since it debuted. Wilson said, “I was looking at it as a filmmaker and as an older man. “I was aware that Zack was ahead, y’know it’s strange to say that audiences were not ready for it but you need a film like that. You need movies that are so dark so Avengers can be so light. I love that movie. I mean, I’d love to do that movie now.“Related
Watchmen may have under-performed at the box office, grossing $185 million worldwide against a budget between $130-138 million, it enjoyed a second life on home-media. Zack Snyder released the director’s version of the film with approximately 24 minutes of extra footage. He also included an animated adaptation of Tales Of The Black Freighter within the story starring Gerard Butler. The last release was an “Ultimate Cut” edition incorporating Tales of the Black Freighter throughout the live-action movie.Patrick Wilson recently returned for
Insidious: The Red Door, which he also directed. The horror sequel is the “final Chapter of the Lambert Family’s Terrifying Saga”. To put their demons to rest once and for all, Josh (Wilson) and a college-aged Dalton (Ty Simpkins) must go deeper into The Further than ever before, facing their family’s dark past and a host of new and more horrifying terrors that lurk behind the red door.” Insidious: The Red Door is now playing in theaters, so be sure to check out a review from our own Tyler Nichols right here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ZOqiF_Hlw