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Nerd Alert -- "Watchmen" Movie in Jeopardy!!!

12/25/2008 4:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In a ruling that could delay the release of one of the most anticipated movies of next year -- and subsquently send every fanboy leaping from the rooftops -- a judge decided yesterday Fox does indeed own rights in the upcoming "Watchmen" film.

Long story short -- Fox acquired the rights in the 1980s for producer Larry Gordon. After a few botched attempts to make the movie, Gordon partnered up with Warner Brothers. But, Fox argued, Gordon never acquired the full rights to the property from Fox -- thus the lawsuit.

The movie, based on a hugely popular graphic novel, is set to come out in March -- if the two sides can resolve their dispute before then.

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Richard Michael, Jr.    

Yeah the previous comment holds really true. Though the movies tries in totally different perspective, the book seems really great and interesting.

2008 days ago
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It's been in "jeopardy" since the beginning.

2090 days ago
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Rip M 2 Shreds    

This movie is gonna tank like a rock in the Pacific. Can you say stinkeroo?

2089 days ago
4.

matt    

Mix It Up: Do you even know what the heck you are talking about? Perhaps you should stick to reviews of pedantic superhero movies like "Spider Man". Or maybe you could you know, read a book.

2089 days ago
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esme    

just because watchmen isnt as well known as something like batman or spiderman doesnt mean it will be bad. some of the greatest pieces of art in existent flew under the radar for quite some time before they ever emerged into the mainstream. take some time to do some proper research. if you dont like it thats ur opinion, however i do not recommend attacking a keyboard everytime you want one of your opinions heard. you wont change anybodys mind.

2087 days ago
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Alex    

The book was fantastic. I know the movie will probably not be AS good, but it will hopefully be allright... Its annoying when things get delayed... of course people have been trying to make the movie since 1986 when fox had the rights to make it.

2086 days ago

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