Ain't It Cool News recently reported that Pi director Darren Aronofosky will be directing the film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's Watchmen.
During an interview with screenwriter David Hayter, revealed some background on the situation.
"It is definitely disappointing not to be able to direct the film, but we got into our second studio deal and it became increasingly clear that I was going to continue to have trouble getting the film made the way those of us who are fans know it must be made, until I gained more weight as a director.
"I have spoken with the Producers about a couple of different things I can do to both retain my involvement in the film and to help ensure that the film retains its integrity. They have been very supportive of myself and this project for the past two years and continue to desire my creative support in terms of the script, the characters and the world. Please assure the fans that
"I will NEVER give up on creating a truly great Watchmen film that both honors and celebrates the Graphic Novel, and illustrates to the movie-going Audiences what a genuinely great comic-book story can do."
Personally, I can't see it ever working. How could they possibly keep the same ending as the comic without offending the Western World?
There are too many 911 parallels. So what, I suspect, we'll get is a contrived, shabby script which negates the original concept of the comic.
Hope I'm wrong, though.