After the panic last week, things might finally be calming down on the legal front of the “Watchmen” film.
Before a phone meeting on Friday the spill hit the online arena with producer Lloyd Levin going public with a letter over on HitFix which Fox later responded too, while producer Larry Gordon wrote a lengthy letter to the judge overseeing the case.
Then the talk suddenly changed with word over the weekend that both Fox and Warners asked Judge Feess to delay the upcoming hearing because “settlement talks have been productive” and needed to continue over the weekend according to Variety. The judge has granted the new request to postpone the judgement but is keeping the January 20th court date in place for the time being.
Further information could well come out and resolve the issue over the course of the next week, we’ll soon see. Meanwhile a new viral site has gone live at TheNewFrontiersman.net, while the ‘Tales of the Black Freighter’, the DVD mini-movie tie-in has been given an R-rating by the MPAA due to ‘violent and grisly images’.