By Ryan Parsons | Image from the graphic novel by Alan Moore.
The adaptation of Alan Moore's Watchmen has had such a tough time since 2003 that all reports on the film were became more hopes than anything. After Paramount picked up the script for Watchmen-- a script that is supposedly amazing --they begun to play Russian roulette with directors. After David Hayter presented the script, the project kicked into gear with Darren Aronofsky in the director's chair, but he was soon replaced by Paul Greengrass. With the arrival of Greengrass, there were many who began to view Watchmen as a sure bet.
However, after multiple budget constraints and discussions between Greengrass and Paramount, the new director left to take care of his other upcoming project, Flight 93.
Hope was again lost until Warner Bros took the project off of Paramount's hands. Thanks partially to the early success of Alan Moore's other graphic novel, V for Vendetta, Warner Bros figured the author to be a sure bet.
The only problem is that we still do not have anybody to take the director's chair for the project.
Watchmen Director Found?
While talking to V for Vendetta director James McTeigue, IESB came across an interesting topic.
While talking with McTeigue, we asked if he had any other graphic novels or comic books that he would like to help adapt to film. Specifically, is there anything out there that he would really like to tackle?
McTeigue says he would like to do The Watchmen.
Since McTeigue's Vendetta is currently getting a vast amount of positive (early) reviews, there is a good possibility that the director will have the pick of the litter for his next project. Will Warner Bros want to hold onto McTeigue for Watchmen or do they plan to keep the project on hiatus?
Watchmen is one of the most unique graphic novels I have ever read and concentrates on one element that has been huge for both film and television lately-- the characters.
Now, we don't want to create false hope in the project... but there is always a chance.