We Will Indeed Watch the Watchmen Finally, Watchmen has justice.
The recent squabble over the rights to the upcoming anti-superhero film between Warner Brothers and Fox has ended. However, as predicted by TSR managing editor Jeff Bayer about a month ago, WB is going to be giving Fox a decent sized paycheck.
For starters, the film will be released on schedule - March 6, 2009.
However, Fox will be paid somewhere between 5 to 10 million up front, which will help cover the 1.4 million or so that Fox spent developing the film. The payment will also cover legal fees.
When released, Fox will get somewhere between 5 percent and 8.5 percent of Watchmen's worldwide gross, depending on how well it does. Should there be spinoffs or sequels, Fox will also earn some gross for that too.
With all of this money flying around, here's another prayer that this adaptation of the treasured graphic novel will be worth the wait. At the least, I am happy I don't have to change my countdown.
And there is still plenty of time to read the adventures of the Nite Owl, Doctor Manhattan, Rorschach, Silk Spectre and the rest of the gang before seeing the film on the big screen. Let's just hope Billy Crudup and the gang pull it off.