The judge in the Warner Bros./Fox Watchmen trial has bumped the start date back to January 20, 2009, citing that the contracts signed by Larry Gordon are so complex, it requires a trial to sort it all out.

Fox’s suit, filed in February, contends that it retains distribution rights to the graphic novel penned by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. It asserts that Gordon’s option to acquire Fox’s remaining interest in “Watchmen” was never exercised, thereby leaving Fox with its rights under a 1994 turnaround agreement.

Warner Bros. is still sticking with its March 6 release date.  Here’s hoping things don’t get buggered before then.

via Variety

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  1. hermit
    December 17, 2008 at 11:57 am — Reply

    this suck, i hope there will be no further delay so the movie can be released on time.

  2. Cory
    December 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    I wonder what Scooby would say just now…

  3. December 17, 2008 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    What does all this mean? I’m like so confused.

  4. December 17, 2008 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    Robbie: if Fox wins their lawsuit, the movie will be yanked, never to be seen. In reality? Fox is going to get a huge cash settlement and walk away with more of Warner Bros. money.

  5. December 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    I just hope they settle fast, I’m still hoping for a Watchmen screening as my own personal birthday present. ;)

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