“There is more integrity in comics,” Watchmen creator Alan Moore tells Totalfilm‘s Sam Ashurst in an interview published nine days ago. “It sounds simplistic, but there’s a formula that you can apply to almost any work of modern culture. The more money that’s involved in a project the less imagination there will be in the project, and vice versa. If you’ve got zero budget, you’re John Waters. You’re Jean Cocteau, you’re going to make a brilliant film.”

“100 million dollars — that’s what they spent on the Watchmen film which nearly didn’t come out because of the lawsuit. And that’s what they spent on The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen which shouldn’t have come out but did anyway.

“Do we need any more shitty films in this world? We have quite enough already. Whereas the 100 million dollars could sort out the civil unrest in Haiti. And the books are always superior, anyway.”