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Watchmen Adaptation Lands a Director

The Hollywood Reporter says Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy") has been hired to direct Paramount's "The Watchmen."

The film is an adaptation of the classic 12-issue comic series written by Alan Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbon. "Requiem for a Dream" director Darren Aronofsky was previously attached to the project, but scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out. David Hayter ("X-Men," "X2") has already written the screenplay.

The Reporter says Paramount wants to move quickly on the "Watchmen" production, with an eye toward a 2006 release. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on November 22, 2004 12:42 PM
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