What if Woody Allen had directed Watchmen?

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March 5 2009 1:41 PM

What if Woody Allen Had Directed Watchmen?

How other directors might have filmed the comics classic.

Click here for a slide show of stills from alternate-reality Watchmen films.

Plenty of Watchmen fans—and critics —have complained about Zack Snyder, "the visionary director of 300," being enlisted to direct the movie version of the most acclaimed comic book of all time, Watchmen. But it could've been worse! Imagine if Watchmen had been directed by Judd Apatow, or Sofia Coppola, or Woody Allen. Actually, you don't have to imagine those dire scenarios: We've imagined them for you.

Click here for a slide show of stills from alternate-reality Watchmen films.

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Dan Kois is Slate's culture editor, co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

Ashley Quigg is a comic-book artist and a senior at the School of Visual Arts in New York. More of her work may be viewed at ashleyquigg.blogspot.com.