I came across some terrible news today regarding 'Watchmen' while going through the nytimes this morning.
As you know FOX and Warner Bros. are in the middle of a Lawsuit over who has the rights of 'Watchmen'. I read an article a while back saying that FOX had no intention of keeping the movie from being released in March. So it really pissed me off when I read today that FOX said:
it will seek an injunction blocking Warner's planned release of the film next March.
Obviously Warners Bros. is saying FOX should not be allowed to do that, and I agree 100% dammit! If The Watchmen Release gets a delay a lot of fans are going to be so pissed off. Like me! So how long will the movie be delayed for? Check this shit out:
The report also outlined conflicting requests for a trial date: as early as next June, if Fox has its way, or April, if Warner prevails.
It is possible we may have to wait until after June to be able to watch the Watchmen? The question is how long after June will we have to wait if FOX gets their way?
Here is a recap of the Lawsuit:
In a summary of its position in Friday’s report, Warner said Fox “sat silently” as one of the producers of “Watchmen,” Lawrence Gordon, took the project “to studio after studio with Fox’s express knowledge.”
Fox, which filed a lawsuit in February, has claimed in its own filings that Mr. Gordon did not keep the studio apprised of his plans, as required by a 1994 agreement. That deal granted Mr. Gordon rights to “Watchmen” in “turnaround” — an industry term for arrangements under which producers can move a project from one studio to another under certain conditions.
In Warner’s version of events, Mr. Gordon, who is not named as a defendant in the Fox suit, actually offered the project to Fox in 2005, shortly before bringing it to Warner after years of trying to make the movie with Paramount. “Fox simply rejected it,” Warner said in the Friday filing.
Look, I'm just a fanboy who is incredibly upset about this whole thing. Everyone was saying that there should not be a delay in the release date but now there is a huge chance that it could happen. I don't want to have to wait for this movie to come out! It on the top of my can't wait to see list!
Obviously FOX doesn't give a shit about the fans. Not just for Watchmen, but with a lot of their own projects like how they are going in and sabotaging all these movies including 'X Men Origins: Wolverine', 'Babylon AD' and 'X Men 3'. Its like they really just don't give a shit. If FOX had Watchmen they would have screwed that movie over to. Now they are just trying to sabotage someone else's movie! Its ridiculous, and FOX sucks.