Updated! Quint had a chat with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons via PS3! Wanna listen?
Published at: Feb. 23, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST by quint
Hey guys. Quint here again, with a slight update. Forgive me for keeping this short, but I woke up at 7am to do this Snyder and Gibbons chat (which ain't bad, but it is when you're used to working till around 4am) and have stayed up all day organizing WonderCon and shaping up a few articles to post before leaving on Thursday... and then I saw the flick, so busy day.
Here are a couple of pictures and a link to where you can listen to the audio file of the whole chat should you be so inclined. I was caught a tad off guard with fielding the first question and to compound matters I had it structured in advance to ask of both Snyder and Gibbons. Unfortunately for me, Gibbons came into the room before Snyder did so when I was called upon I had to try to restructure the question on the fly, which lead to some fumbling, but oh well. The point came across and it did start a thread of conversation about the previous incarnations of the story, so it was all good.
There's my avatar above. Forgive my mountain man beard. There weren't many options when creating my avatar, so I look like some beefy Howard Hughes version of Christopher McQuarrie for some reason on the PS3.
Here's what the whole bizarre event looked like with virtual people asking live questions of other virtual people:
And now we're left with the link to the audio. Snyder addresses the squid in great detail and gives his reasons why he couldn't incorporate it. Gibbons talks about Joel Silver's Arnold Schwarzeneggerized version of Watchmen that almost was and then there's a discussion about the almost casting of both Jude Law and Tom Cruise in the Ozymandias role. Hope you guys enjoy it:
Click here for the whole press event in audio format!
I'm told there might be an edited video of the conference tomorrow. I'll update this story one final time if that becomes available. Thanks to those who tuned in this morning and have been taking part in the very lively discussion in the talkbacks. Love it or hate it, this material brings out the passion like none other I've seen in recent times.
So, I am up and conscious, but after sitting alone in the virtual clubhouse where all this is supposed to be taking place for the last half hour I'm realizing that when I was told I had to be there at 8am that the lovely and extremely helpful Mr. Marc Berry must have assumed I was in Los Angeles. 4pm GMT is when the event starts, which is in 2 hours. So, 8am Pacific and 10am Central. Now you have time for that extra bowl of Trix!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Tomorrow is going to be WATCHMEN day for me. I'm giddy to finally see the movie tomorrow night, but I'm also kicking off my day with WATCHMEN by taking part in a unique press event. I'll be one of 10 fans, bloggers and reporters from around the world to ask questions of Dave Gibbons and Zack Snyder via the Playstation Home online community.
I'm much, much more familiar with the XBox Live community, so I'm sure that I'll fuck things up somehow... and now I want to invite you to witness my fuckups live! I've embedded the window below... it's black now, but will be streaming the virtual press conference live. I think there might be some clips and pics and art and stuff displayed as well, but don't quote me on that.
I have no idea if this will turn out at all or just seem ridiculous... all these cartoonish avatars asking questions of the creative team of the WATCHMEN movie, but I'll give it a go.
So, if you're up butt-ass early in the morning (8am CST) feel free to reload this page and give a watch!