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New 'Watchmen' Photos Found, Producer Sends Out Open Letter

January 09, 2009 07:42:21 GMT

While producer Lloyd Levin decided to speak out about the lawsuit between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. through an open letter, several new images of 'Watchmen' have been uncovered.


New 'Watchmen' Photos Found, Producer Sends Out Open Letter
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Total Film has got its hands on an exclusive look at a series of "Watchmen" fresh images. Some of the pictures give out Jeffrey Dean Morgan in his The Comedian role, while some others share another take on other characters which include Patrick Wilson's Nite Owl and Malin Akerman's Silk Spectre II.

One of the new photos shows The Comedian with cigar in his mouth, holding The New York Gazzette newspaper in his hands. Another one displays a shot of Nite Owl, while the other exposes Nite Owl and Silk Spectre II being inches away from kissing. All of the new pictures can be seen at Total Film's gallery.

In an update to the legal dispute between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. over "Watchmen" distribution rights, producer Lloyd Levin has decided to speak out on the issue through an open letter posted on HitFix. "Watchmen. A producer's perspective. An open letter. Who is right? In the Watchmen dispute between Warner Brothers and Fox that question is being discussed, analyzed, argued, tried and ruled on in a court of law," so Levin started off his candid letter.

Explaining the situation, Levin noted, "From my point of view, the flashpoint of this dispute, came in late spring of 2005. Both Fox and Warner Brothers were offered the chance to make Watchmen. They were submitted the same package, at the same time. It included a cover letter describing the project and its history, budget information, a screenplay, the graphic novel, and it made mention that a top director was involved."

"And it's at this point, where the response from both parties could not have been more radically different," excerpt from the letter read. "The response we got from Fox was a flat 'pass.' That's it....Conversely, Warner Brothers called us after having read the script and said they were interested in the movie - yes, they were unsure of the screenplay, and had many questions, but wanted to set a meeting to discuss the project, which they promptly did." The full letter can be read via HitFix.

"Watchmen" is still listed for March 6 U.S. release as Warner Bros. are fighting to prevent the movie from being delayed. Whether Warner Bros. should be allowed to release the action fantasy movie as planned or not reportedly will be decided on January 20.

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