Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"The Comedian is Dead"

This just in...

"Who will watch The Watchmen? Nobody, if 20th Century Fox gets its way.

"After a major court victory, the studio has announced a bid to bl
ock the release of Warner Bros.' anticipated adaptation of the seminal graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

"Fox originally tried to develop the project more than a decade ago, but didn't manage to get the film off the drawing board. The studio claims Warners never properly acquired the rights to The Watchmen, and, in a major twist, instead of seeking a share of the would-be blockbuster's box-office gross, Fox is seeking to kill the flick entirely before it unspools in theaters March 6."


Apparently Fox is so jealous of Warner "The Dark and Very Financially Successful Knight" Bros. that they don't want a piece of the pie, they want to throw the pie into the garbage.

A homemade pie. After it's been baked. As it's cooling in the window sill.

Just throw it out. Fuckers.

Shakespeare said it best...

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

5 comments:

Aaron said...

But that's showbiz. And you can BET they'll always fight to defend their rights to a project, even if the project has no chance of being made otherwise--it's about winning victories, however hollow, not people.

On a peripheral note, the "lawyer" advice seems pretty sound. What should we use?

Stephen Rader said...

aaron - I'm not sure what we should use. Something painful. That lasts. For a long, long time. :)

Java said...

The pain that keeps on giving?

That's just sucky. Who would do such a thing??

Polt said...

I'm not sure, in this case, if I want to kill the lawyers. Let's just kill all the morons at Fox...starting with their "news" section and culminating in the idiots that came up with this idea.

HUGS...

cb said...

A sick, twisted part of me is relishing this news... purely for the schadenfreude aspect!