JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN as The Comedian in the mystery adventure "Watchmen," a Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures presentation, in association with Legendary Pictures. Photo by Clay Enos. TM & (c) DC Comics. Smiley Face Logo: TM Smileyworld, Ltd.
Opening Date: March 6, 2009
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenplay: David Hayter, Alex Tse
Based on the Graphic Novel Illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics
Producers: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder
Executive Producers: Herbert W. Gains, Thomas Tull
Cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight.
When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.
As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legiona ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powersRorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.
Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?