Alan Moore and comic movies NOT BFF

Alan Moore has been well documented in regards to his distaste with comic books and graphic novels receiving the feature film treatment. And its not just his works that he has a problem with, rather, he feels that the entire comic book industry is struggling to be what it is meant to be. In a recent interview with the LA Times, Moore was very vocal about his feelings. "There are three or four companies now that exist for the sole purpose of creating not comics, but storyboards for films. It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose, to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise. Comics are just a sort of pumpkin patch growing franchises that might be profitable for the ailing movie industry." Wow. How do you really feel Alan? He also mentioned that regardless of Zack Snyder's undying commitment to making the Watchmen film true to the source, Moore is having none of it. "Will the film even be coming out? There are these legal problems now, which I find wonderfully ironic. Perhaps it's been cursed from afar, from England. And I can tell you that I will also be spitting venom all over it for months to come." Moore has yet to see any of his books that have been adapted into films, including Constantine, From Hell, V for Vendetta or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (I wonder if he saw The Dark Knight seeing as how it was loosely based on The Killing Joke). He is currently working on new stories within the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen canon, and has gone to great lengths to ensure that they will have nothing to do with the film. He's also working on a massive 750,000 word novel called Jersualem, partially a history of his native Northampton that dates back to its Saxon settlement days in AD 700 as well as a "demented children's story" that features Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Cromwell and "an explanation of the afterlife that conforms to all known laws of physics." Wow. That certainly sounds interesting. The whole interview is a pretty good read, and it basically reaffirms the notion that Moore is definitely an anarchist that hates to see his good writing sullied by moving pictures. Moore on comic book movies