“I find film in its modern form to be quite bullying,” Moore tells Geoff Boucher. “It spoon-feeds us, which has the effect of watering down our collective cultural imagination. It is as if we are freshly hatched birds looking up with our mouths open waiting for Hollywood to feed us more regurgitated worms. The Watchmen film sounds like more regurgitated worms. I, for one, am sick of worms. Can’t we get something else? Perhaps some takeout? Even Chinese worms would be a nice change.”
Regurgitated worms. And that — I’m guessing — is before he read this interview with actor Patrick Wilson, who plays Nite Owl in the Watchmen movie adaptation. It seems there’s an option in his contract for a sequel. Sure, it’s a standard clause, but I imagine it’s enough to make Moore tug out his beard.
Oh, who am I kidding? Moore doesn’t strike me as a regular visitor to MTV.com.
In any case, the writer isn’t so sure the first movie will be hitting theaters next March.
“Will the film even be coming out?” he asks Boucher. “There are these legal problems now, which I find wonderfully ironic. Perhaps it’s been cursed from afar, from England. And I can tell you that I will also be spitting venom all over it for months to come.”