Warner Bros., Fox Square Off Over 'Watchmen' Film

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two of Hollywood's biggest studios are headed to court over a film adaptation of the popular 1980s graphic novel “Watchmen” after a federal judge has refused to dismiss 20th Century Fox's lawsuit against Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. over the rights to the book.

Fox claims in its lawsuit, filed in February in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, that it acquired the distribution rights to "Watchmen” more than a decade ago and that Warner Bros.' upcoming $120 million film version infringes Fox's...
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