Hopes for a good movie translation of an Alan Moore graphic novel (which rarely ever happens) continue to spiral downwards as the much anticipated movie version of Watchmencontinues to run into more and more bumps in the proverbial road. For now, Zach Snyder is still attached to direct -- in what is likely a record length of time for a director attached to this film -- but a new scribe has yet again been assigned the job of writing a screenplay. What's that you are saying? You think David Hayter already wrote a script? And you've heard that it has met with great acclaim by anyone who has read it? Correct you are, my intelligent reader. In point of fact, Mr. Hayter has written not one, but two screenplays adapted from Watchmen. At least one is a leftover from the days of Paul Greengrass as director.

The new guy is named Alex Tse, and he really is a new guy. His IMDB page is as sparse as they come, with scant more than one TV project from two years ago to his writing credit. Strange choice for writing one of comicdom's most beloved tales. Although if you want to get technical, his task is apparently to put together Hayter's two scripts instead of writing his own. Yeah, that sounds like a genius idea ...
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