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Comic creator slams 'Watchmen' director

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Comic creator slams 'Watchmen' director

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Alan Moore, the writer of renowned comic book Watchmen, has attacked director Zack Snyder for bringing his creation to the big screen.

When asked by Entertainment Weekly if he was curious about Snyder's version of his story, he replied: "I would rather not know."

Moore, who previously disowned the Warner Bros adaptation of his comic V For Vendetta, voiced his disapproval of Snyder due to his involvement with 300.

"He's the person who made 300. I've not seen any recent comic book films, but I didn't particularly like the book 300," Moore said.

"I had a lot of problems with it, and everything I heard or saw about the film tended to increase [those problems] rather than reduce them: [that] it was racist, it was homophobic, and above all it was sublimely stupid."

Furthermore, the comic scribe insisted that he hadn't been in contact with studio Warner Bros regarding the Watchmen adaptation: "No, they've all been told not to. They get the message... I don't want anyone who works for DC comic books to contact me ever again, or I'll change my number."

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