(By the way… we are undergoing server migrations over the next few days. The downside is that I’ve been asked not to post anything new until it is done, but the upside is that when it is all over with we’ll be on shiny new servers that run faster, better, and stronger than before! In any case, I’ll be sure to back-load the comics we skip, so you can always just pop backwards and get them. It shouldn’t be more than a few — though I’ve also been asked not to promise anything.)
Who watches the Watchmen?
It may not be you.
Warner Brothers, with the whole film in the can, was served a bit of a rude wake-up call on Christmas Eve by FOX Pictures, who has announced their intention to sue over the distribution rights to the Watchmen movie. Apparently someone over at Warner Legal had a bit of a late night and too much to drink the evening before they checked to see if they held all the rights to this movie, and now the March release date is being held hostage.
Normally something like this would have resulted in a check being written to FOX somewhere in the 5 million or so range, but because some bonehead forgot to look, it’ll probably cost the studio closer to ten times that. Watchmen fanboys have threatened to boycott Fox’s Wolverine picture, but I’ll believe that when I see it. I’m guessing that Warner, who is talking tough right now, will eventually grab their ankles and pony up to FOX, who I’m sure will be giggling all the way to the bank.
In case you don’t know what all the hoopla is about, here’s the trailer. (The comic book was amazing, and the movie looks to emulate it very, very closely.)