Date: 8th January 2009

Judge To Rule In Watchmen Fight

A Los Angeles judge will decide the fate of hotly-anticipated graphic novel adaptation Watchmen (2009) after movie executives at 20th Century Fox threatened to challenge the film's release.

Lawyers for Fox and Warner Bros. - the film's distributor - have agreed to let a federal judge decide whether or not the film will hit cinemas this spring as planned.

According to the Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox chiefs argue that the original producer of the film never obtained the necessary rights from Fox.

Source: Press Release