Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fox, Warners Close To 'Watchmen' Agreement

20th Century Fox and Warner Bros are allegedly "close" to making a deal that will allow Watchmen into cinemas on March 6.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two parties have held behind closed doors meetings the last few days to iron out the legal problems that have threatened the films release.

Judge Gary Allen Feess last month ruled that Fox still owns interest in the movie and has the right to distribute the first feature film based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's graphic novel. A January 20 hearing date had been set in order to decide if an injunction is needed to block the film's theatrical rollout.

However, Warner Bros has declined to press its request to bring forward the hearing and the recent talks suggest that the two studios are near to a financial settlement.

Intrestingly The Fox Television Network aired Watchmen TV spots during its season premiere of 24 over the weekend.