I am sure that by now everyone knows all of the headache going on with the new Warner Bros / 20th Century Fox film, Watchmen. If you don’t know what is going on, it is basically a copyright battle between FOX and WB. Fox wants to delay the March 6th release date.
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From the Los Angeles Times:
Lawyers for 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. have agreed to let a federal judge decide whether Warner Bros. will be allowed to release Watchmen on March 6, forgoing a jury trial that could have put the high-profile film’s future into even longer limbo.
In court papers filed Monday with U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess, attorneys for Fox and Warner Bros. jointly said they would let the judge decide Jan. 20 whether Fox could block the film’s theatrical distribution as Fox has been seeking all along as part of its copyright infringement lawsuit against Warner Bros.
So it looks like we will know if Watchmen will be released as scheduled on the 20th. I for one hope the film doesn’t get delayed in appeals court, although I am almost sure it will. Here is how I see it though, the film is made, the film is going to be shown no matter what the outcome of the court battles. So why can’t we go ahead as planned, and worry about the lawsuits down the road? What do you guys think?