Judge Rules In Favor of Fox in Watchman Film Suit

The New York Times is reporting that the judge in the 20th Century Fox vs. Warner Brothers case has said that he intends to rule in favor of Fox’s claim that it holds a copyright interest in Warner Bros film adaptation of Watchmen

This came out in a 5-page written order issued today (December 24th) by the presiding judge, Gary Feess, with a longer ruling forthcoming with more information. Feess, in his ruling advises Fox and Warner to either come to a settlement or appeal. No word as yet (as this story, basically, just broke) on what Warner Bros next move will be, and what this will mean for the film.

Frankly, I’m torn on the whole thing – once the film’s done, I’d like to see it come out, so I can (ya know) watch it. On the other hand, this has been Warner’s project since Zach Snyder got involved, and Fox doesn’t deserve a dime from this movie.

5 replies on “Judge Rules In Favor of Fox in Watchman Film Suit”

  1. chad says:

    My Take
    Yeah… but if they changed the ending like I’ve heard they changed the ending, then let them suffer. Maybe this is some sort of divine retribution.

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    • octa says:

      Re: My Take
      They changed the ending? Can you fill us in?

      • fiziko says:

        Re: My Take

        They changed the ending? Can you fill us in?

        I don’t know about Chad’s source, but the interviews I’ve read say that they’ve modified the ending because the specific visuals wouldn’t work, though they intend to keep the tone the same. I agree that the visuals wouldn’t work on the movie screen, but if they keep the tone and implications the same, I’ll be satisfied with it. There are rumours about that the tone and implications have, in fact, been changed as well.

      • grimjack says:

        Re: My Take

        They changed the ending? Can you fill us in?

        It’s my understanding that the changes involve method and actor, but the end result stays the same. I hope that is the case because some things HAVE to happen to end the story.

      • chad says:

        Re: My Take

        They changed the ending? Can you fill us in?

        Here’s what I’ve heard (it’s spoilered, so hover your mouse over it to read it): Rather than having the fake alien attack, Ozymandias builds a machine that mimics Dr Manhattan’s powers and uses it to set off nuclear explosions in various cities around the world.

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