Losers director says Watchmen was simple
Sylvain White directed Stomp the Yard and I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, and he's directing The Losers and lined up to direct a version of Frank Miller's comic book Ronin.
While talking about that last project he revealed that Ronin was much harder to adapt, much harder than the simple Watchmen which was a frame by frame copy.
Don't get angry with me, these are the words of Sylvain White who said:
”It’s very difficult, and it’s not linear, and it doesn’t really fit into a film format off the bat. It’s not a straight adaptation like ‘300' was or even ‘Watchmen’. It’s not as simple. Zack’s going to kill me. [Laughs]”
Wow, Watchmen (Filmstalker review) simple? I think he's over simplifying the process somewhat and perhaps only looking at the fact that Watchmen was a straight shot for shot adaptation, something which I think was stunning. White doesn't.
”I don’t think you make fans happy by just replicating frames. What they want to see is that you stayed true to the story, true to the characters and true to the design.”
For those who haven't read The Losers, it's basically what The A-Team would be in modern day, with the reality of war around them, people dying, double crossing, hurt, pain, vengeance and death. It follows a team used by CIA Black Ops abroad who are one day set-up to die by their handler. The escape and turn on the organisation that sent them to their death, returning to kill them one by one.
Ronin is the story of a samurai and the demon he is fighting, brought forward to modern day New York where they continue their battle. I think this will wait until we see how he performs on The Losers first.
White revealed that he wants to make Ronin in 3D. Oh no. Well that speaks volumes. Better than Watchmen? Harder?