Zack Snyder's adaptation of Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbon's graphic novel "Watchmen" is embroiled in a legal row, that might delay the flim release, schedule for March 06, 2009.
The film adaptation of Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen has been mired in production problems since the comic was published in 1986.
Years later, on the verge of release, Watchmen is facing production obstacles. 20th Century Fox is pursuing an order to delay the film's release.
Fox is claiming that it never fully relinquished the rights to the comic and so Warner Bros. Watchmen is copyright infringement.
U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess agreed with Fox and said that he plans on holding a trial January 20th.
Warner Bros. is putting up a fight, claiming that Fox isn't entitled to distribution.
Reminiscent of a comic book plot we will have to stay tuned to find out whether or not Watchmen will see its March release date!
Will this controversy help or hurt the film?