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.
I swear to God that this is my last blog post about vampires, werewolves or Witchblade for a while. I know, I talk about one or the other pretty much every day in the Moviefile, but they're all pretty awesome, and we just happen to be living at the right time to be fans of these things. And since I just happened to stumble across a couple of news items involving werewolves and vampires, I thought I'd clue you all in. If you're not interested, scroll down and read about Jennifer Lopez; if you are, then read on...if you dare!
Stephen Norrington has signed on to write and direct a "reinvention" of the James O'Barr comic, The Crow. Most remember the 1994 movie starring Brandon Lee as the resurrected dark hero who avenges his and his fiancee's murders. (Tragically, Lee was killed during filming.) Others are still trying to forget the three sequels that plagued their screens like the cinematic equivalent of bird flu. What would possess Norrington to tackle a movie that needs a reimagining like a crow needs a second cloaca? He says he wants to make the story "realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style." This will differ, he says, from the first movie's stylized, gothic tone.