Call it "How the Grinch Stole Watchmen." After initially deciding that it would be impossible for him to make a ruling, Judge Gary Allen Feess (not a typo) has changed his mind and decided -- on Christmas Eve -- that Fox does have the right to distribute Warner Bros'. Watchmen movie. What the...? I'm willing to bet someone on the Warner Bros. legal team made fun of his name. Well, now Warner Bros. is going to have to pay out the nose to get it released, or actually give Fox the distribution rights, assuming Fox even wants either of those things.
If you were looking forward to Darren Aronofsky's Robocop remake, you might be looking for a long time. While promoting The Wrestler on the Howard Stern show, Aronofsky reportedly said he was still working on the script about Detroit's finest cyborg, but that he's "not sure" if the project would still be going ahead. The now in-demand director has a lot on his plate, going from the wrestling mat to the boxing ring in his upcoming The Fighter. Then there's that diluvian epic he wants to make about Noah's ark, a project he's calling "huge." Considering the amount of time and energy Aronofsky usually spends on a project, it's not hard to see why an '80s remake might draw the short straw when it comes to priorities. And Robocop's not the only robocharacter in an upcoming movie to face the chopping block, either.