Latest Development of Watchmen Stories

2008-12-25 14:25:51

A federal judge granted a copyright ownership claim by the Hollywood studio, 20th Century Fox, regarding the forthcoming film Watchmen. U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess said in his ruling Wednesday Fox owns copyright interest in the action film created by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, The New York Times said. Fox had taken the other studios to court as part of its attempt to block Warner's release of the superhero film, based on a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore. The film version,...

2008-08-30 18:00:25

The U.S. release of a movie version of the popular graphic novel "Watchmen" should be blocked, a major Hollywood studio alleges. Officials with 20th Century Fox said in a federal court filing that they will seek an injunction against the Warner Brothers studio in an attempt to block the movie's release next March, The New York Times reported Saturday. Fox officials allege they own the film rights to the graphic novel, while Warner officials say the studio should have acted before more...

2006-06-23 02:24:59

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Zach Snyder, who made his feature filmmaking debut with 2004's "Dawn of the Dead," has come aboard to develop and direct "Watchmen," based on the seminal DC Comics saga of a vigilante superhero. Alex Tse, who worked with director Spike Lee on the Showtime cable network production "Sucker Free City," is writing a script for the long-gestating "Watchmen" project, now in the pipeline at Warner Bros. Pictures. "Watchmen" is one of the most...

2005-12-18 19:38:10

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Watchmen," the seminal DC Comics limited series credited with redefining the superhero genre , has found a home at Warner Bros. Pictures. The project has been in development since the 1980s, with such directors as Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky and Paul Greengrass on board. "The Watchmen" is one of the most critically acclaimed series in the genre, and is often is referred to as the "War and Peace" of comic books. It is a...

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