‘Black Freighter’ Tale Confirmed For ‘Watchmen’
Tales of the Black Freighter, the story-within-a-story found in the original issues of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, will indeed make it into the film adaptation of the groundbreaking graphic novel.
Actor Gerard Butler (300) confirmed to Empire today that not only will an animated version of Black Freighter be produced for the Watchmen DVD, but he will voice the main character of the tale.
“I actually read the script before reading the comic book and I thought it was awesome,” continued the 38 year-old. “Then I read the comic book and it’s great. The little bits that have been added define it so much more. It’s very dark and there’s just something so descriptive and scary. It’s this descent into madness but explained in such a sane way that you totally feel it yourself. By the end, my heart was pumping!”
According to Butler, the project will use anime-style animation.
Watchmen hits theaters in March 2009.