India, Oct. 20 -- WatchmenCreator - Damon LindelofCast - Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Hong Chau

When film director Terry Gilliam asked writer Alan Moore how he'd go about adapting his celebrated comic book (never graphic novel) Watchmen, Moore famously replied, "I wouldn't."

The writer, bothered by Hollywood's repeated mishandling of his work - at the time, From Hell, A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta had been turned into films - had vowed to disassociate himself from any future adaptations. Gilliam took the hint and dropped out, declaring Watchmen to be 'unfilmable' as he departed. Zack Snyder, hot off 300, was eventually hired to direct.

A man of tremendous principle, Moor...