Watchmen Court Case Update! The date for the trial to determine the fate of Warner Bros.' Watchmen movie will take place on January 6, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That's exactly two months before the movie is currently scheduled to come out, and Warner has yet to change the date. The timing is fortuitous, considering that both studios were originally requesting movie-scuttling spring and summer dates, but Warner may still choose to push back the release date -- or have the choice made for them. While the judge in the case refused to block the film's release at this early stage, Fox may request an injunction after the discovery phase, where evidence and documents are shared. Or something. This is all really over my head, and I'm kind of waiting for a massive, shocking resolution to this conflict. Hmm... What would Ozymandias do?
Once a month, the official Watchmen movie website posts a new production diary, showing behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film, showcasing the magnificent costumes, and the elaborate sets. It was presumed that they would continue until the film's debut, but now that the movie's release date is in question due to the ongoing lawsuit, they may have a few more videos to make if the release date gets pushed back to 2010. Perhaps that's another positive way to look at this situation -- if the movie gets delayed, we get more DVD extras!