Fox would rather kill Watchmen

Book cover of Book cover via Amazon It appears that the Watchmen" movie, spawned from the most influential "graphic novel" (comic book) in the past 20 years, is in imminent trouble. According to Variety.com:
A judge has denied a Warner Bros. motion to dismiss 20th Century Fox’s lawsuit over Warners’ right to make a film based on the graphic novel "
Fox’s suit, filed in February, says that it never ceded rights to the property. And according to the federal Judge Gary Allen Feess, Fox retained distribution rights to the graphic novel penned by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons through a 1991 claim. Furthermore, Feess appears to agree that under a 1994 turnaround deal with producer Larry Gordon, Gordon acquired an option to acquire Fox’s remaining interest in "Watchmen," which was never exercised, thereby leaving Fox with its rights under the 1994 agreement.
Meanwhile, Watchmen fans were already organizing to save the three-hour cut of Zack Snyder's movie when the current Fox versus Warner Bros. war broke out.
Now that some reports say Fox would rather kill Watchmen than share the profit it generates, comic book and movie fans are threatening a revolt against any Fox genre movies should the studio continue to flirt with its weapon of Watchmen destruction.

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