Darren Aronofsky Takes On DC's 'Watchmen'

Darren Aronofsky will develop and direct Watchmen, which is being written by David Hayter, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Watchmen, created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, was released as a 12-issue comic book in 1986 and is one of the most critically acclaimed series in the genre. The comic is credited for redefining the superhero genre and is often referred to as the "War and Peace" of comic books. It is a crime-conspiracy story that provided the first realistic look at the behind-the-heroics lives of superhero archetypes.

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