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is an upcoming2009 American superhero filmdirected byZack Snyder . Based on the 1986comic book  limited series of the same nameby Alan MooreandDave Gibbons,the film adaptationstarsPatrick Wilson,Jackie Earle Haley,Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode,Stephen McHattie,Matt Frewer , andCarla Gugino. Set in 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as tensions heighten between the United States andtheSoviet Union. The film began shooting in Vancouver in September 2007 for release on March6, 2009.
 As with his previous film 
, Snyder closely modeled hisstoryboardson the comic, but he chose not to shoot all of 
usingchroma keyand opted for more sets.Following the series' publication, the film adaptation was mired indevelopment hell. Producer Lawrence Gordonbegan developing the project at 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. with  producer Joel Silver and director  Terry Gilliam, the latter eventually deeming the complex novel unfilmable. During the 2000s, Gordon and Lloyd Levin collaborated withUniversal Studios and Paramount Picturesto produce a script byDavid Hayter (who set it in modern times).Darren AronofskyandPaul Greengrasswere attached to Paramount's project, before it was canceled over budget disputes. The project returned to Warner Bros., where Snyder was hired to direct(Paramount remained as international distributor). Fox sued Warner Bros. for copyright violationarising from Gordon's failure to pay a buy-out in 1991, which enabled him to develop the film atthe other studios. Fox and Warner Bros. settled this before the film's release and Fox will receivea portion of the gross.A DVD based on elements of the
universe will be released; it will include an animatedadaptation of the comic
Tales of the Black Freighter 
within the story, starringGerard Butler ,and the documentary
Under the Hood 
, detailing the older generation of superheroes from the film's back-story. An extended edition of the film, with
Tales of the Black Freighter 
interspersedthrough the main storyline in a manner reminiscent of the comic, is forthcoming.
The story is set in analternate1985 wheresuperheroesexist,Richard Nixon is still president, and tensions between the United States and theSoviet Union are at an all-time high. The vigilanteRorschachis investigating the murder of a former hero, theComedian,and uncovers a  plot to discredit and murder various heroes. Rorschach discovers a far wider-ranging conspiracyinvolving his colleagues' past which could completely change the course of history.
DVD releases
, a comic within the
comic, will be adapted as adirect-to-videoanimated feature from Warner PremiereandWarner Bros. Animation, which will be released on March 24, 2009.
It was originally included in the script,
but was cut due to budget restrictions,
as the segment would have added $20 million to the budget, becauseSnyder wanted to film it in a stylized manner reminiscent of 
Snyder consideredincluding the animated film in the final cut,
but the film was already approaching a three hour running time.
 Gerard Butler , who starred in
, voices the Captain in the film, having been promised a role in the film, which never materialized.
Tales of the Black Freighter 
DVD will also include
Under the Hood 
, a documentarydetailing the characters' backstories, which takes its title from that of Hollis Mason's memoirs inthe comic book.
The actors were allowed to improvise during filming interviews incharacter.
The film itself is scheduled to be released on DVD four months after 
Tales of the Black Freighter 
, and Warner Bros. is thought to be considering releasing an extended version,with the animated film edited back into the main picture.
Snyder expected this final version

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