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.