Watchmen Settlement May Be Near
Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:53:51
In a brief but important update on the heated battle between Fox and Warner Brothers over Watchmen, sources close to the case suggest that the studios are nearing a settlement regarding the property. Both sides met over the weekend to partake in heavy discussions in order to avoid a court battle, which would likely push the film's scheduled release date. Meetings continued yesterday in Los Angeles federal court to further hammer out details. The judge presiding over the case ruled that Fox maintains distribution rights to the film, due in theaters from Warner, in less than two months.
Neither studio would publicly comment on the crux of the discussions.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff