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Watchmen To Be Watched After All

Time to breathe a sigh (of either relief or disappointment, depending on what you thought of the last trailer), as it’s being reported that Warners and Fox have settled the rights dispute that had been hanging over the planned March release of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie.

Of course, this was always going to happen. Fox were never going to try and stop the film being released - it simply wasn’t in their interests to do that rather than simply sit back and hoover up a healthy chunk of the grosses of an already-finished and highly-anticipated movie. The worst that might have happened would have been a delay to the release - but it would appear that things have been settled quickly enough to prevent even that.

Now, the question of whether the movie’s going to be any good or not - that’s another matter…

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Good news.

On the subject of the second trailer, though (as it’s not been discussed here) I’m not entirely disheartened by it all. By far the worst revelation is the fact that The Crimebusters are now being referred to as The Watchmen, but I think I can get over that so long as it’s just a few mentions. It’s a bad, bad decision… but it’s fairly superficial.

Of course, the clues as to what they’ve replaced the original ending with will probably cause more of a stink, but I’m less bothered about that, so long as it’s done well and makes sense in the way the book’s ending made sense.

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By Jonathan Capps
January 16, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

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