So does this mean no release of Watchmen a film i look forward to because i like the style of Sin City, but how faithful to the graphic novel will it be.
Anyway Frank Miller's Spirit is made in the comic noir styling as well but has received bad press and reviews.
I have a very bad feeling that 20th Century Fox instead of being the distributer of this film will bury it and never allow it to be released.
Then fans will never see it unless it gets leaked to the internet, and then whoever downloads that get sued by Fox and Warners.
If it never gets an official release then sadly i will never see it because torrenting movies that are supposed to be released in theaters is highly suspect and illegal.
This whole thing is funny as hell because it is just studio politics. If 20th Century Fox wanted the movie they could have gone ahead with the project when it was originally submitted to them. Now they have the legal right to the picture because the turnaround clause was not followed, i.e. Zack Snyders version of the film would have had to have first refusal at warners and then if they did not want it then warners could make it.
Not only that Fox now sees its shortsightedness with the ticket sales to be big money when these types of films are made. When it was originally submitted to them in the mid nineties this type of picture would have been extremely risky. There was nothing being made like it except perhaps the crow and that did not make tons of money like sin city did, or 300. At that point in time the most successful comic book movies were the first superman film in 1978 and the first batman film by Burton.
Comic book movies only made a certain amount of money and each sequel had reduced returns in terms of profit with the salaries of actors getting bigger on each film.
The dark knight is most successful comic book movie ever made. Being the number 2 all time gross in terms of tickets sold and money made. Only Titanic made more money. i think the dark knight even beat the original star wars.
“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.