Music veterans Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been announced as the composers for the upcoming HBO series adaptation of the graphic novel “Watchmen”.
Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, Watchmen is said to only partly embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel involving a murder-mystery that unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy.
More interestingly the project, from series creator Damon Lindelof (“Lost,” “The Leftovers”), will not be a direct adaptation but rather an original story with new faces and unknown characters introduced into the universe. “Watchmen” received a series order last month and Reznor took to Instagram to announce the news of his and Ross’ involvement:
“We are very excited and proud to be working with Damon Lindelof & HBO on “Watchmen”. (This post has been edited down several times, omitting the parts where I gush with admiration for Damon (including a mandatory ‘close friends must watch The Leftovers’ stance), and how impactful Watchmen has been on me… Oh yeah, and the part where I confess to reaching out to everyone involved with this series asking them to let us do the music. Trying to play it cool here BUT EXCITED!) #WatchmenHBO”
Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Tom Mison co-star.