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you will be able to watch the watchmen

Fox Wins Battle over Watchmen Movie:

LOS ANGELES — The comic book movie “Watchmen” will be released by Warner Brothers on March 6, as planned, after a settlement between that studio and 20th Century Fox in a court battle over which one owned the rights to the story. But the legal drama surrounding the picture is probably only beginning.

Fox emerged victorious late Thursday in its effort to get Warner to recognize Fox’s ownership rights on “Watchmen,” a $130 million adaptation of the popular graphic novel series of the same name. Fox stepped forward before shooting even began, saying it owned the rights. The studio filed suit in February after Warner balked.

Terms were not disclosed, and both studios declined to comment on Friday. But people with knowledge of the agreement said Fox could receive up to 8.5 percent of the film’s final theatrical gross after Warner recoups certain costs. (The percentage is lower if ticket sales are poor.) Fox will also get back the $1.5 million it spent developing the movie, and Warner will foot its rival’s multimillion-dollar legal bill.

Hell yeah. Few movies excite me; this is one of them. Legal wrestling over entertainment is pretty fucking lame, but hey, it is a business. (If you believe people do things for the love of it, check to see how much they get paid or if they even need to bother getting paid for it and reevaluate your naive thoughts about art)

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