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February 1, 2009 / schulerbooks

Watchmen Movie: on for March 6th

In case you didn’t hear, the court case between Warners and Fox has been settled, and the movie will release on time.

The settlement, finalized late Thursday, has Warner Bros. forking over a chunk of change (including old development costs, plus interest) and a portion of the film’s theatrical revenues. … And so ends months of enormous free publicity for Watchmen, which not so long ago was deemed a marketing-challenged gamble, being that it’s an R-rated, 2 hour-plus superhero epic based on characters nobody knows. But director Zack Snyder’s dark opus now enjoys intense Must See buzz thanks to the mainstream media’s intense interest in Fox’s dogged pursuit of justice, not to mention Warner Bros.’ decision not resolve the matter until six weeks prior to the movie’s March 6 release, just as billboards and TV ads begin flooding the national mediasphere. Well played, folks. Well played.

Of course, Schuler Books has plenty of copies of the quality paperback and hardcover editions, and may have copies of the Absolute Watchmen available, either in store or for order, in case you want to spoil yourself before the movie.

You may also want to check out various titles that were either influenced by, or complimentary to, Watchmen, such as The Authority, The Twelve, Superman: Red Son, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Black Summer, Astonishing X-Men, Heroes… and the list goes on for miles.

– Jim Tremlett, Eastwood


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