Warner Bros Loses Rights to ‘Watchmen’

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Well the fight is over, Warner Bros who has been developing the "Watchmen" movie that was to be released March 6th, 2009 release was challenged by 20th Century Fox who claimed that they own the copyright interest to the property. As a result, the studio had threatened Warners that they would take them to court and would make sure that their "Watchmen" movie never got released.

When fans first heard of this, they promised to boycott all upcoming Fox movies, including "Australia" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Out of fear, Fox has announced that if they are awarded the rights to "Watchmen," they will make sure that the film gets released on time and will work out a settlement with Warners.

SciFi Updates Briefs for November 1st to 7th 2008

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Here are some briefs for this week from the 1st to the 7th of November 2008 that just didn’t rate a full news story.

* Meet the Spartans, the spoof of 300, will premiere on HBO on Saturday, Jan. 31.

* Beginning with comic books arriving in direct market stores on Dec. 3, DC Comics titles will feature U.S. prices only.

New ‘V’ in the Works!

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The 1983 miniseries ‘V’ about alien lizards visiting Earth that spawned a second mini series and a short lived regular TV series has been picked up by ABC and Warner Brothers TV is producing it. The new ‘V’ will be a totally new reimaging and not based on the original which was a thinly-veiled allegory of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. Scott Peters (The 4400) who also wrote the second ‘V’ mini series and the TV series spin off is writing and will be the executive producer of the new version.

Lex Luthor to be in “Superman Returns” Sequel

Lex LuthorThe Fans have complained and complained that Lex Luthor is not a strong enough villain to face off against Superman and that the man of steel needs to fight a more powerful supervillian in the "Superman Returns" sequel. Warner Bros who agreed and promised more action in the this second installment, which they also stated will be much darker than the first. So why are they bringing Lex Luthor back?…