New Watchmen Set Update

“Watchmen” director Zack Snyder has updated the official blog for his film adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel and revealed some snazzy new photos of the New York City backlot built in Vancouver along with a list of factoids about the set. For the photos, be sure to click here:

· 5,800 feet of neon requiring 24,000 watts of power

– 100 unique and custom-designed graphics created for the various storefronts

– 5,000 square feet of custom posters

– Street had to work for 1938, 1945, 1953, 1957, 1964, 1974, 1975, 1977, and 1985

– 1,040 feet of 1:1 scale New York streets

– 98,400 square feet of exterior scenery

– 12,500 square feet of interior scenery

– Building heights range from 23’9″ to 42’6″

– 10,325 16-foot 2x4s

– 3,600 sheets of OSB (plywood-like construction material)

– 384,000 square feet of foam brick

– 200,000 nails

– 3,500 tubes of construction adhesive

– 160,000 lbs. of steel I-beams support the facades

– 300 cubic meters of concrete

– 6,000 square feet of glass

– 4,800 square feet of plexiglass

– 20,000 donuts were consumed by the construction crew

· 20,000 gallons of water and 3,000 gallons of Gatorade was drunk by the crew