According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures will produce a film based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's groundbreaking superhero comic Watchmen, which first appeared as a 12-issue mini-series that began in 1986. 


Darren Aronosky (Pi) will direct from a screenplay by David Hayter.  This long awaited announcement (see 'Darren Aronofsky to Direct Watchmen?') brings the prospect of a Watchmen movie closer than it's ever been before.  A Watchmen movie should stimulate additional sales of the Watchmen trade paperback, which is one of the best-selling graphic novels in comic book history.


Given the potential of the property, ICv2 will endeavor to monitor the progress of this latest and most serious attempt to make a film of the one graphic novel, which could become a perennial bestseller along the lines of The Great Gatsby.