Director Zack Snyder on Watchmen !

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300 director Zack Snyder talked to MTV about his next highly-anticipated project, Watchmen. He says he’ll find a spot for his 300 star Gerard Butler in the film, doesn’t deny recent casting rumors, talks about the opening scene, and that they’ll start filming in Canada this September. Here’s a clip:

The red-hot director, intent on using his newfound Hollywood clout to stay true to Alan Moore’s refreshingly dark comic classic, also offered a promising non-denial regarding rumors that names like Jude Law, Keanu Reeves and Patrick Wilson had been offered roles. “Um — you know what? I would say ‘No,’ but then you’d call me later and go like, ‘Dude, what are you doing?’ ” Snyder laughed. “I don’t know who’s leaking this stuff, but they’re good.”

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Watchmen, created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, was released as a 12-issue comic book in 1986 and is one of the most critically acclaimed series in the genre. The comic is a crime-conspiracy story that provided the first realistic look at the behind-the-heroics lives of superhero archetypes.