After having numerous issues with production, budget
constraints, and Paramount in general, The Watchmen has been released
from Paramount. Ok, to be blunt, Paramount has shutdown any chance of production
at least with them.
According to Variety,
Paul Greengrass [director] and company have been forced to a halt by Paramount,
who has completely given up on the project Watchmen, based on the
graphic novel The Watchmen. Production for Watchmen was
supposed to begin this summer by Paramount, even though Paramount had been
slowly pulling back involvement for some time. Obviously, there is now no
production date set for this film.
The only good to come out of this is that it seems
that Paul Greengrass is still aboard and the script is available to any
studio who wants to fund it. More Watchmen updates as they happen.