Apparently a judge has ruled that 20th Century Fox does own a share in Watchmen.
The Associated Press reported:
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that 20th Century Fox owns a copyright interest in “Watchmen,” potentially jeopardizing the superhero movie’s March release.
U.S. District Judge Gary Feess of Los Angeles disclosed the decision in a written order Wednesday, The New York Times and Variety reported.
I’d be willing to be that Fox will settle for allowing the release and wanting a chunk of cash that the movie’s bound to make. They’d be pretty stupid not to. But I’m neither a copyright lawyer nor a Fox exec, so who knows.
Sorry to ruin anyone’s fun.
(h/t a friend)