The film adaptation of Alan Moore's The Watchmen has been blocked by Fox.
Aside from the potential for enriching Fox's cash flow- which is substantial- the movie has many elements that any Fox control would completely destroy.
Of course, eliminating these elements would also eliminate any chance this flick would make money.
Geeks like this graphic novel because of what it says, not because of any particular fetish for the protagonists. Of course, the reptiles at Fox would like to rig this so they kill any message that's not Politically Correct from the Fox world view, but also so they don't have to soak up the loss. Remember, Fox has been sitting on this screenplay for almost 20 years now.