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Watchmen premiered on Sunday, October 20, but not without the disapproval of the author of the comic book that gave rise to the series, Alan Moore. HBO’s screenwriter Damon Lindelof said in an interview with Vulture that he believes he was cursed by the author. He comments:
“It wakes me up at night, but even less now that the series is ready. I’m about to say something very ridiculous, but in all honesty, I was absolutely convinced that there was a magical curse on me by Alan. In fact, I am feeling the psychological effects of a curse and I’m fine with it. It’s only right that he cursed me. The basis for that, in my twisted logic, was that I heard that he had cursed Zack’s movie. There’s a fundamental degree of arrogance and narcissism in saying that he still had time to curse me, but I became more and more convinced that this had happened, so I was like, “Well, at least I’m completely and utterly unhappy all the time.” I should be! “
When quoting Zack Snyder, he refers to the eponymous film of 2009, also based on the work of Moore.
His claim gains ground when he recalls that Alan Moore is openly known for being a practitioner of magic, especially when snakes are involved.
Believe it or not, the only certainty is that Watchmen is already part of the official HBO program, and a new episode can be seen every Sunday at 11 pm (Brasília time).
Read more about Watchmen (2019) at Cinema10.