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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2008, 02:05 AM »
I can't believe Fox wouldn't be content to sit back and take a slice of the profits, especially if someone else already spent all the cash to film and promote it. What could be accomplished by blocking the release of this movie?
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2008, 02:10 AM »
I'm just guessing, but if they really own it, they can screw Warner by blocking the release, effectively causing Warner to  lose everything they spent on it (as in, they spent a few hundred million and won't make a dime of it back).

They'll probably aim to get all of the profits, not a slice.  If they do that, Warner's only option will be to appeal the ruling, or to potentially break even at best, while watching hundreds of millions of dollars in profit go to FOX for nothing.

It could get very nasty.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2008, 04:52 AM »
Don't suppose there's any chance this is all just some kinda publicity stunt, is there?  Please?  Maybe?  Honestly, I can't imagine that there's not a way the two studios could work some kind of deal, and talk of preventing release is just pre-trial posturing.  Or maybe that's just more wishful thinking....
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2008, 10:19 AM »
These studio chiefs have major egos. They won't hesitate to screw another studio, therefore, there is a chance that Watchmen may never see the light of day... in the theater.

However, I'm certain that a digital copy will hit the net should the project get buried.

Fox will agree to release the movie only if Warner takes a hideously bad deal, so in the end, it's going to be WB's call.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2008, 10:32 AM »
I think Fox could come up smelling like roses if they'd force Snyder to bring back the squid before they'll allow the movie to be released...   ;D
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2008, 12:09 PM »
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2008, 12:12 PM »
What do you not get Rob? Did you highlight Bill's post?  :P

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2008, 12:15 PM »
Yeah, I spoilered it out.   ;)
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2008, 03:51 PM »
Got it.   :-\

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2008, 04:58 PM »
So if it's delayed, you're gonna hook us all up with copies, right?   ;)

Sure, if I want to lose my job and most likely face prosecution from Warner Brothers...   :-*

Don't worry Rob...we won't say it came from you.   ;)
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2008, 10:36 PM »
Watchmen Exclusive

If FOX ***** this up... God Help Us All!

If they do come kicking down the front door Rob, we can always hide your ass up here in the great white north.  :-X  ;)  :-*

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2008, 11:45 PM »
If they do come kicking down the front door Rob, we can always hide your ass up here in the great white north.  :-X  ;)  :-*

My dad's been telling me that for twenty years, but not concerning the Watchmen.   ;)

Don't worry Rob...we won't say it came from you.   ;)

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2008, 01:18 AM »
How about you get us the copies and I'll consider it?  :D
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #59 on: January 7, 2009, 03:08 AM »
**** that looks good!

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