Out of all the comic books I've ever read (and I've read a few), there's two that stick out immediately in my mind as all-time classics. The first is Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman (with artwork by Dave McKean), the other is the epic 12-part Watchmen by Alan Moore (illustrated by Dave Gibbons).
Rumours have now been circulating about a screen adaptation for Watchmen for years now. Early in the 1990s, Terry Gilliam was reportedly attached to make a big-screen verson of the adventures of Dr Manhatten, the Comedian, Nite Owl, Rorschach (or rawshark...) and Ozymandias, before he bailed saying it was impossible to translate the scale of the story to the silver screen.
More recently Lloyd Levin and Larry Gordon turned in a draft of the screenplay, which has since been rewritten by David Hayter who has been trying to secure the Directing gig too.
Now Aintitcoolnews have revealed that a new director has been named as a strong possibility to take the helm of this project, the Godfather of graphic novels. And to be honest, Eatmybrains cannot think of a more-suited director to take this project on - than Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream)
It now looks like Aronofsky's pet project The Fountain is now back on track and in pre-production, and as soon as that is complete, Aronofsky will be turning his attention to the film version of Watchmen.
We will be monitoring the development of this project very closely, and will bring you all the latest news and updates as it comes in.
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