DC Comics' THE WATCHMEN has been set up at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The material, which has been in development since the 1980s, is set in an alternate America and follows the costumed hero Rorschach, who is living a vigilante lifestyle because most masked heroes have retired or been outlawed. While investigating a murder, he learns that a former masked-hero colleague has been killed, prompting him to begin investigating a possible conspiracy.
The project bounced from Universal to Paramount Pictures, before landing at Warner. No director or writer has been set yet for the project but the studio is reportedly looking now.