blackfreighter.gifNo, I’m not talking about that shipwreck on the LOST island, but rather the comic book story that unfolded in the pages of Alan Moore’s Watchmen.  With the movie adaptation coming to theaters, many have wondered what would happen to the tale of the Black Freighter.   While the adventure won’t appear in the theatrical release, rumor has been spreading that the story would appear on the DVD.

Empire Online seems to back up that rumor in an interview with 300 action star Gerard Butler.

“I’m going to do the voice of the captain,” said Butler. “They’re going to do it in the style of a Japanese anime and I’m totally stoked.

“I actually read the script before reading the comic book and I thought it was awesome,” continued the 38 year-old. “Then I read the comic book and it’s great. The little bits that have been added define it so much more. It’s very dark and there’s just something so descriptive and scary. It’s this descent into madness but explained in such a sane way that you totally feel it yourself. By the end, my heart was pumping!”

Well, well…an anime version of the tale, eh?  Seems a lot of animated features, shorts, shows are getting the anime treatment these days.  Can’t say I’m not surprised, but I can say I can’t for the special edition Blu-ray disc to arrive at my door.

via Empire Online


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