FOX Wins "Watchmen" Case 


It was a battle between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox. The issue? Which studio has the right to distribute "Watchmen" the movie.

According to Variety,

Fox filed the suit in February, contending it retains distribution rights to the graphic novel penned by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.

The suit asserts that producer Lawrence Gordon's option to acquire Fox's remaining interest in "Watchmen" was never exercised, thereby leaving Fox with its rights under a 1994 turnaround agreement. Warner Bros. has denied Fox's assertions and contended Fox doesn't hold the copyright.

Fox originally acquired the rights to "Watchmen" in the late 1980s and spent more than $1 million developing the project, which later went to Universal and then Paramount before landing at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.


So the bottom-line for us moviegoers? We may not see the film on WB's intended opening date of March 6th.

And it's a bummer, because I want to see director Zack Snyder's follow-up to "300" plus I'm a big fan of Alan Moore, and I own the first 12 issues of the comic book series, first printing!

Oh yes, I also have Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentleman" both volumes, and was bummed that the movie version sucked!

So, let's pray to the movie gods that "Watchmen" will be a great adaptation AND that WB and FOX will agree to work together so we can see the movie in March.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Watch My Top 10 Best Holiday Films...Ever! 




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FOUR BIG MOVIE REVIEWS! "Bedtime Stories," "Marley & Me," "Valkyrie," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" 
Hi y'all, here you go! My movie reviews of:

"BEDTIME STORIES"
"MARLEY & ME"
"VALKYRIE"
"THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON"

So many movies, so little time!



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Sorry "Narnia" Fans -- Disney Says No to "Dawn Treader" 


Oh No! Disney is not going to make the third book in the C.S. Lewis masterpiece.

"The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" may have to migrate to FOX under their FOX/WALDEN banner.

Walden Media owns the rights to the franchise, but it's not sure if the main cast will return.

The big problem with making the third movie? According to The Hollywood Reporter it's all about money:

Any partnership on a "Narnia" movie will require a substantial investment. "Caspian," which filmed in the Czech Republic, Mexico and New Zealand, cost $200 million. The first film, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," was shot mostly in New Zealand for $180 million.


And with "Prince Caspian" making considerably less than "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," Disney says adieu!

The first book is the most popular in the franchise, hence, it made more money, but I hope, and wish that the series lives on with another studio, because this great C.S. Lewis classic deserves to be told on the big screen!

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"Gilligan's Island" the Movie Sailing Forward? 


According to/Film, "Gilligan's Island" creator, Sherwood Schwartz, and his son Lloyd signed on to bring the TV classic to the big screen!

But wait, there's more!



Apparently, the Schwartz's wants Michael Cera ("Superbad," "Juno," "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist") to play Gilligan, and Beyonce to star as Ginger.

Honestly, besides a few nostalgic folks, I don't think this project will work on the big screen. A made-for-TV project may work, but being lost on an island nowadays is not as fun anymore -- it's more kinetic like "Lost."

But gee, I wonder what prompted this decision. Oh yeah, "Land of the Lost" big-screen adaptation! (see below)

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