WatchmenAlan Moore, the formidable genius behind graphic novels like Watchmen, V For Vendetta, From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and a run on Swamp Thing, has never been one to play ball with Hollywood, despite the industry's fascination with adapting his works for the big screen.

In 2002, before From Hell came out, he seemed at least at peace with the fact that his novel would be changed in its adaptation for the screen, telling The Guardian, "I haven't seen the From Hell movie yet. I might see it when it comes out on video... I kind of figured from the outset that it wasn't really fair of me to expect the film to be anything like my book. I've tried to keep an emotional distance." However, by the time Watchmen was heading for the screen in 2008, he told the Los Angeles Times that he "will also be spitting venom all over it for months to come." By then, he'd been burned one too many times by the studios over legal issues and disappointment with the final product.
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