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Fox and Warner Bros. Fight over Watchmen

It seems that 20th Century Fox has some distribution rights to the upcoming Watchmen flick that were not resolved before the film was produced and a federal judge agrees. I find this absolutely fascinating. With the release of the Watchmen trailer, Fox knows it will be a blockbuster and now that the film has been completed, they want what is legally theirs. Why wouldn’t you sure up all of the legal issues to a film project before moving ahead with it? A lot of people are asking that question of Warner Bros. I think its hilarious. Now Fox may get some or all of the distribution rights to Watchmen, which they didn’t spend a dime producing. Or they’ll get a nice buyout from Warner Bros. Either way, Warner Bros. is getting paid. An in-depth article about it can be found here. Let’s hope this doesn’t effect the release date (March 6, 2009) for Watchmen, which could happen if a judge grants an injunction until the issue of the distribution rights has been settled.

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