Sunday, March 8, 2009
The Owl Ship—the unique mode of transportation seen in the new movie “Watchmen”—is on display at Universal CityWalk through Sunday, March 8. The model, used in the making of the movie, is in front of the AMC Theatres, where “Watchmen” began showing at midnight, Thursday March 5. Visitors to CityWalk will be able to go right up to the door and look into the Owl Ship, whose electronics will be on and functioning
It was a logistical feat to bring the Owl Ship to CityWalk, as the full-size model.
In “Watchmen,” the flying Owl Ship is an engineering marvel that was created by the character known as Nite Owl, who named it Archimedes, nicknamed “Archie.” The Nite Owl used the Owl Ship to help him patrol the streets and combat crime.
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, “Watchmen” is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock"—which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union—moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach uncovers a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the Watchmen?
“Watchmen” is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel co-created by Dave Gibbons, published by DC Comics. The film is produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, and Deborah Snyder. Herbert W. Gains and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Wes Coller serving as co-producer. The film stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in Association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin Production, a Zack Snyder Film, “Watchmen,” being distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures and internationally by Paramount Pictures.