December 29, 2008

20th Century Fox Is Determined To Piss Off "Watchmen" Fans At Every Turn

Cheers to The Associated Press for reporting this update on the ongoing legal battle over Watchmen, which could make for a fairly tense movie on its own at this point:
The Associated Press is reporting that an attorney for 20th Century Fox says the studio will continue to seek an order delaying the release of the upcoming "Watchmen" movie.
US District Court Judge Gary Feess last week agreed with Fox that Warner Bros had infringed its copyright by developing and shooting the superhero film, scheduled for release on March 6th, 2009. Feess said that he plans to hold a trial on January 20th to decide remaining issues.
Fox claims it never fully relinquished story rights from its deal made in the late 1980s, and sued Warner Bros in February. Warner Bros contended Fox isn't entitled to distribution.
Warner Bros' attorney said Monday he didn't know if an appeal was coming, but thinks a trial is necessary and a settlement unlikely.
- I don't know about you lot, but I'm starting to get more than a little irritated by the fact that our viewing of this movie about 20 years in the making is in constant peril. To read the ranting of a similarly pissed Watchmen fan, check out's amusing article on the matter: "Watchmen" Fan Cordially Invites Fox To Eat Several Dicks.

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