The on-going legal battle between the 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. over "Watchmen" may lead to a delay after all. Giving an update to the conflict between the two studios, The New York Times revealed that on Friday, August 29, the plans for the trial have been submitted and the two have conflicting requests for the trial date.
Concerning the matter, New York Times wrote in their article, "The report also outlined conflicting requests for a trial date: as early as next June, if Fox has its way, or April, if Warner prevails." Observing those possible start dates of the trial, "Watchmen" could end up to be released at earliest sometime in Summer 2009 or it won't be let out in theaters until 2010. All and all, the Warner Bros.' plan on releasing the film on March 6, 2009 gets gloomier by each second.
Adapted from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' limited comic book series of the same name, "Watchmen" follows a group of costumed superheroes in an alternate 1985 America when they are seeking to protect humanity while dealing with the conspiracy to discredit all past and present superheroes. It is directed by "300" helmer Zack Snyder from the script by David Hayter and Alex Tse.
The action fantasy flick stars Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson and Carla Gugino as the costumed superheroes. A five-minute video footage from the movie has been screened at its 2008 San Diego Comic Con panel back in late July.