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‘Watchmen’ Backlot Photos
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WatchmenDirector Zack Snyder has posted images from the various backlot sets of Watchmen at the movie’s official site.

The film, based based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, hits theaters March 6, 2009, and stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson.

There are four images from the film’s New York City backlot stages along with information on set design on the official site’s The Backlot entry.

Here are a few interesting facts about the backlot:

“¢ 5,800 feet of neon requiring 24,000 watts of power
“¢ 100 unique and custom-designed graphics created for the various storefronts
“¢ 5,000 square feet of custom posters
“¢ Street had to work for 1938, 1945, 1953, 1957, 1964, 1974, 1975, 1977, and 1985
“¢ 1,040 feet of 1:1 scale New York streets
“¢ 98,400 square feet of exterior scenery
“¢ 12,500 square feet of interior scenery
“¢ Building heights range from 23’9″ to 42’6”
“¢ 10,325 16-foot 2x4s
“¢ 3,600 sheets of OSB (plywood-like construction material)
“¢ 384,000 square feet of foam brick
“¢ 200,000 nails
“¢ 3,500 tubes of construction adhesive
“¢ 160,000 lbs. of steel I-beams support the facades
“¢ 300 cubic meters of concrete
“¢ 6,000 square feet of glass
“¢ 4,800 square feet of plexiglass
“¢ 20,000 donuts were consumed by the construction crew
“¢ 20,000 gallons of water and 3,000 gallons of Gatorade was drunk by the crew


  1. Part of me wishes they would not make this into a film. Still, I am curious.

    Comment by Jerry — November 27, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

  2. I think it will be hard to capture the feel of the book on film, unlike 300. The poster at the site reads 03.06.09. Yet the release date mentioned is 2008?

    Comment by tstar69 — November 28, 2007 @ 8:03 am

  3. Oop, it is 2009. I fixed it. That was part typo, part wishful thinking on my part. I’m really looking forward to this one, and I’m quite optimistic about it, especially after seeing the care they took in creating authentic sets — that actually exist in real life, not on a computer.

    Comment by Empress Eve — November 28, 2007 @ 11:10 am

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