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Watchmen case ends!

01.15.2009

You can finally rest easy, fans of Alan Moore, Rorschach and Silk Spectre II. You'll get your movie on the original intended 3.6.09 release date -- the tiresome ongoing saga of litigation surrounding the live-action WATCHMEN has finally come to an end.

Warner Bros. (who were apparently under the impression they had every right to make a movie based on the seminal graphic novel, and thus did so) and Fox (who apparently had the actual legal right, thanks to some musty old documents), have holstered their metaphorical sixguns and arrived at an agreement.

The case will be dismissed, and while details won't be disclosed, it (unsurprisingly) involves WB giving "a sizable cash payment to Fox and a percentage of the film's boxoffice". Zack Snyder's superhero conspiracy tale already cost the studio $130 million, so expect even more promotion from Warner Bros. in the next month to draw more humans to theaters. Pockets to fill! Hurm.

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Extra Tidbit: Okay, let's get back to talking about the movie itself. It, um, looks really good, yeah. Man, it has been a looooooong wait...
Source: THR

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11:09PM on 01/16/2009

X-Kid = fox troll

anyone else think that X-kid works for fox? he's the only one who defends them for watchmen and the only one who refers to the wolverine movie as 'X-men origins: wolverine'
anyone else think that X-kid works for fox? he's the only one who defends them for watchmen and the only one who refers to the wolverine movie as 'X-men origins: wolverine'
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7:45PM on 01/16/2009
Glad to see The Watchmen, but Fox getting money is just wrong.
Glad to see The Watchmen, but Fox getting money is just wrong.
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4:56PM on 01/16/2009

ColdZro nailed it.

I hate when people say those things. I recently overheard some idiot in my class talking about Gran Torino, telling his buddy "You know that movie with gangs that came out. Yea its kinda stupid but the old guy talks funny." it took all my willpower not to punch him in the head, for most of all calling Clint fucking Eastwood "the old guy".

The masses go to movies like this for mindless action or the movie stars. Damn shame cause if they made more money we would get more Dark City and less
I hate when people say those things. I recently overheard some idiot in my class talking about Gran Torino, telling his buddy "You know that movie with gangs that came out. Yea its kinda stupid but the old guy talks funny." it took all my willpower not to punch him in the head, for most of all calling Clint fucking Eastwood "the old guy".

The masses go to movies like this for mindless action or the movie stars. Damn shame cause if they made more money we would get more Dark City and less Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
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3:46PM on 01/16/2009
Great fuckin' news! It looks to be true to the book and thats what I want. CAst is great and the director is great. I just hoipe we get the "Gazette Guy" with all his theories and rants about the war and such.Can't wait... awesome just awesome.
Great fuckin' news! It looks to be true to the book and thats what I want. CAst is great and the director is great. I just hoipe we get the "Gazette Guy" with all his theories and rants about the war and such.Can't wait... awesome just awesome.
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1:44PM on 01/16/2009

curphs

So nipples as a jab? yeah, that's funny for about half a second. Anyway, I won't care so long as this movie's solid, but not including nipples would have been the choice to make at the end of the day... but I don't make movies, so Zack wins this round.
So nipples as a jab? yeah, that's funny for about half a second. Anyway, I won't care so long as this movie's solid, but not including nipples would have been the choice to make at the end of the day... but I don't make movies, so Zack wins this round.
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1:13PM on 01/16/2009

the battle for watchmen

Allot of people keep nagging about how FOX want's money or had the rights but were basically taken by WB...now you tell me, if you had the rights to something and some other guy went on and used your idea wouldn't you do something about it too? just think about that people.

Overall I'm glad both studios came to an agreement and that the film will finally see the light of day, WATCHMEN looks awsome and will be on of this years most talked about films.
Allot of people keep nagging about how FOX want's money or had the rights but were basically taken by WB...now you tell me, if you had the rights to something and some other guy went on and used your idea wouldn't you do something about it too? just think about that people.

Overall I'm glad both studios came to an agreement and that the film will finally see the light of day, WATCHMEN looks awsome and will be on of this years most talked about films.
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12:56PM on 01/16/2009

Boo-urns to Fox

I still can't get over this unbelievable performance from Fox. Despicable to say the least. The greed of humans never ceases to amaze me.

Very glad it is coming out in march...Best Birthday present ever.
I still can't get over this unbelievable performance from Fox. Despicable to say the least. The greed of humans never ceases to amaze me.

Very glad it is coming out in march...Best Birthday present ever.
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12:36PM on 01/16/2009

About time

Finally. Justice. Now go and do something better with your free time, Fox.

The graphic novel is simply amazing. A multilayered story with multiple genres. Sci-fi, thriller, action, it's there. By the look of trailers and such, this movie seems to be outstanding.
Finally. Justice. Now go and do something better with your free time, Fox.

The graphic novel is simply amazing. A multilayered story with multiple genres. Sci-fi, thriller, action, it's there. By the look of trailers and such, this movie seems to be outstanding.
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12:34PM on 01/16/2009
Leloup, if that's how your life plays out then you are a sad, sad man
Leloup, if that's how your life plays out then you are a sad, sad man
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11:07AM on 01/16/2009

Nippled

From what I understand it's a combination of the Satire of Batman & Robin AND it's a nod to the "realness" in comic book films.
He felt that putting the nips on it would be more in line with Greek and Roman armor.

so their you go.
From what I understand it's a combination of the Satire of Batman & Robin AND it's a nod to the "realness" in comic book films.
He felt that putting the nips on it would be more in line with Greek and Roman armor.

so their you go.
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10:40AM on 01/16/2009

yeay!

*tears of joy*

Thank you!!
And I don't really care if people get dissapointed and WB doesn't make a lot of money with it, I just wanna see it 28 times in the theatre and die.
*tears of joy*

Thank you!!
And I don't really care if people get dissapointed and WB doesn't make a lot of money with it, I just wanna see it 28 times in the theatre and die.
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6:46AM on 01/16/2009
I'm with sbunn10. I'm worried that most people are gonna go into the theater with the wrong expectations, thinking this is a superhero movie, full of action and bus-throwing and whatnot. A friend of mine keeps talking about it, and I'm not sure he's getting it when I try to tell him that it's a STORY movie, not so much an action movie.

And I've heard other eager-sounding people, who I know for a fact won't get it! They will go for thrills, they'll fail to get the real point of the movie,
I'm with sbunn10. I'm worried that most people are gonna go into the theater with the wrong expectations, thinking this is a superhero movie, full of action and bus-throwing and whatnot. A friend of mine keeps talking about it, and I'm not sure he's getting it when I try to tell him that it's a STORY movie, not so much an action movie.

And I've heard other eager-sounding people, who I know for a fact won't get it! They will go for thrills, they'll fail to get the real point of the movie, and since they won't see anyone throw a bus, they're gonna come out of it saying, "ah, that was dumb... Don't go see 'Watchmen', man, 'cause it's dumb." (Because they don't realize that it is they who are dumb, ya see.)

Anyway, I don't doubt that it will sell tickets early on, but once the mindless masses find out that "it don't got hardly no action at all", I worry that the word-of-mouth might be harmful.

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Oh yeah, the nipples; yeah, as I understand it, the 'Watchmen' movie is supposed to be to Comic-book Movies of right now, as the 'Watchmen' book was to Comic Books of the time... so the nipples thing is as curphs said, a bit of a jab at 'Batman and Robin'.
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6:30AM on 01/16/2009

Nipples

Ginopags... Empire had an interview with Snyder and he mentioned the nipples, basically stating that they were a satire on the old Batman film costumes for yet another jibe at the superhero culture.
Ginopags... Empire had an interview with Snyder and he mentioned the nipples, basically stating that they were a satire on the old Batman film costumes for yet another jibe at the superhero culture.
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3:11AM on 01/16/2009

hmm

this is good news but hearing how much it costs kinda worries me.
i dont think WB will make their money back on this. i dont know im just getting that vibe. doesn't mean it will be bad but yeah i dont think they will make a profit from the box office.

the video game on the other hand will probably be the best game of the year and be where most of the money comes in!
this is good news but hearing how much it costs kinda worries me.
i dont think WB will make their money back on this. i dont know im just getting that vibe. doesn't mean it will be bad but yeah i dont think they will make a profit from the box office.

the video game on the other hand will probably be the best game of the year and be where most of the money comes in!
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1:26AM on 01/16/2009
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man it would be funny if this movie just completely crashes in the box office.
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man it would be funny if this movie just completely crashes in the box office.
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1:05AM on 01/16/2009
I found out a few hours ago, but I'm just as happy no less...

It'll find it's audience, the huge sales of the GN show people are interested.
I found out a few hours ago, but I'm just as happy no less...

It'll find it's audience, the huge sales of the GN show people are interested.
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12:55AM on 01/16/2009
Thank the Lord.. but honestly guys, I'm worried that this film won't find much of an audience beyond us fans of the graphic novel.

Thank the Lord.. but honestly guys, I'm worried that this film won't find much of an audience beyond us fans of the graphic novel.

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12:40AM on 01/16/2009

Man i dont think it will suck

It cant
from what iv seen it cant
It cant
from what iv seen it cant
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12:19AM on 01/16/2009

this better not suck.


this better not suck.

this better not suck.
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12:06AM on 01/16/2009

Great...

Now can someone tell me why Ozymandias' costume has nipples???!!!
Now can someone tell me why Ozymandias' costume has nipples???!!!
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11:50PM on 01/15/2009

Yeah....

I can now sleep again.
I can now sleep again.
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11:17PM on 01/15/2009
THANK CHRIST IT'S OVER!!!
for now anyway
THANK CHRIST IT'S OVER!!!
for now anyway
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11:17PM on 01/15/2009

THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This shouldn't be keeping me awake at night but it fucking was.
This movie is as important to me as making sure I piss when I need to so I don't have an accident down my leg. I am sooooo happy to hear that this shit is done. I hope it REALLY is and I hope nothing happens in between. Hallelujah! F you Fox!
This shouldn't be keeping me awake at night but it fucking was.
This movie is as important to me as making sure I piss when I need to so I don't have an accident down my leg. I am sooooo happy to hear that this shit is done. I hope it REALLY is and I hope nothing happens in between. Hallelujah! F you Fox!
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10:57PM on 01/15/2009
Awesome news. March 6 can't get here soon enough.
Awesome news. March 6 can't get here soon enough.
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10:35PM on 01/15/2009
Good news for "Watchmen".

I'm still really disappointed that John Cusack wasn't cast as the Night Owl. That just ain't right.
Good news for "Watchmen".

I'm still really disappointed that John Cusack wasn't cast as the Night Owl. That just ain't right.
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10:27PM on 01/15/2009

Sigh

All this - - Drama - - Could have been avoided if Warner Brothers wasn't so fickle with the property that they own...

Yeah, and let's hope that they get their sh** together. In regards to all the other property that they have let loose out to other studio's because they didn't think it would be a cash cow.

sigh.
All this - - Drama - - Could have been avoided if Warner Brothers wasn't so fickle with the property that they own...

Yeah, and let's hope that they get their sh** together. In regards to all the other property that they have let loose out to other studio's because they didn't think it would be a cash cow.

sigh.
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9:59PM on 01/15/2009
*Wipes brow*

Thank the movie gods.
*Wipes brow*

Thank the movie gods.
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