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Watchmen HBO Pilot Nabs The Leftovers Director

About a long time since Zack Snyder presented to Alan Moore’s epic comic Watchmen to the wide screen, HBO is moving further alongside a crisp TV adjustment. The system has requested a pilot to make history, and a promising chief has now marked on board. Nicole Kassell is set to rudder the opening scene — a TV veteran who’s beforehand dealt with The Leftovers, Vinyl, The Americans, Better Call Saul, and The Killing. She likewise coordinated Kevin Bacon pedophile dramatization The Woodsman. The Leftovers is the most fascinating association here — Damon Lindelof, who made the acclaimed existential science fiction dramatization, is going about as showrunner on HBO’s Watchmen. Kassell was behind Season 2 scene No Room at the Inn, and Season 3’s It’s A Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World. At HBO, in addition to The Leftovers, Kassell has directed episodes of WBTV/Bad Robot’s Westworld as well as Vinyl. Elsewhere, she has helmed episodes of FX’s The Americans, AMC’s Better Call Sall and SundanceTV’s Rectify as well as finales for ABC’s American Crime and Hulu’s upcoming Castle Rock,from Bad Robot and WBTV. Kassell’s first feature, The Woodsman, premiered in competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Newmarket Films. It received a CACAE (Art House award) at Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival; Jury Prize at the Deauville Film Festival; a Humanitas nomination; and the Satyajit Ray Award at the London Film Festival. Kassell was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (Best First Feature). She is repped by Management 360, WME and Victoria Cook. Read More :  Original Justice League Cut Theory Supported By Zack Snyder Little is known about Lindelof’s take on the project — whether it will begin with a faithful and more expansive take on the original comic than Snyder’s bumper-length film, or zone in on a particular era of the comic series’ world. Since Snyder’s adaptation was released, DC Comics have extended the Watchmen universe with prequel series Before Watchmen and main DC universe crossover Doomsday Clock. Both series were made without the involvement of original creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

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