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A 72ft tall blue-skinned comic book character has risen from the Thames to celebrate the UK release of the Watchmen movie.

The spectacle of the often naked Dr Manhattan - played by Billy Crudup in the film and given a computer-generated blue glow - was created using the world's biggest water screen projector which was moored in the middle of the river.

Watchmen is a 12-issue limited series created by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins and was first published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987.

It focuses on six main characters - Dr Manhattan, The Comedian, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Rorschach, and Silk Spectre - but for years, filming a movie based on the books was considered impossible due to its multiple characters, violence, digressions and abundance of dialogue.

"It's difficult material. You can't put it on the head of a pin," producer Larry Gordon said.

But fellow produc

Added: Mar-5-2009 Occurred On: Mar-4-2009
By: bellava
Arts and Entertainment
Tags: Watchmen, Dr, Manhattan, on, Thames
Location: London, London, City of, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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