It’s up to you to how much stock you want to put into Ain’t It Cool News, but Moriarty is more reliable than most. He announces Darren Aronfosky has been picked to direct The Watchmen.
If this actually happens, it’s anyone’s guess. He’s still attached to Lone Wolf and Cub as director, and has a couple other projects in the works. Still, while there’s a large possibility that Aronfosky’s The Watchmen may not turn out to resemble much of the actual comic, I think he will be able to maintain the spirit better than anyone else.