The 1st of February, DC Comics officially announced (after several unofficial rumours) the Before Watchmen project to be published during this summer. It will be composed by 35 issues focused on events happened before the original Watchmen. More details about BW can be read here.
As reported online by the NYT, Alan Moore's reaction has been very direct and clear, as expected. “I don’t want money,” he said. “What I want is for this not to happen.”
On the contrary, Dave Gibbons was more "diplomatic". He said in a statement: “The original series of Watchmen is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire."
The only member from the original Watchmen creative team involved in BW will be colorist John Higgins who will draw some issues. Furthermore, original Watchmen editor Lein Wein will contribute as writer.