Pick The Oscars, Win Justice League DVD

A quick post to let you all know I'm giving away a copy of the new Justice League: The New Frontier DVD. We're having a contest on the Dave and Thomas site to pick the winners for this weekends Academy Awards. Pick from the list of Oscar Nominations and you could win.

Check out the details here and remember the deadline is Sunday, Feb. 24th.


Watchmen Wraps Production; New Image Released

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Zack Snyder has wrapped production on the movie adaptation of the Watchmen graphic novel. As a 'wrap' gift to the fans, Zack dropped us this little image from the Watchmen movie.


Watchmen Is A Wrap

The official Watchmen site is giving us word that production is nearing the end as Executive Producer Herb Gains gives some details on the shoot with his farewells to the great times had by all making the movie.

"As we approach the last days of shooting Watchmen -- yes, the end is nigh -- it's time to reflect on the whole Watchmen experience. I think back to January 2007 when I first met Zack and he walked me through his drawings for the title sequence. I remember my initial reaction was, How can we shoot all of it? Why do we have to shoot all that? And if we do, how do we shoot all of it? We spent the next two months scouting, researching and budgeting locations all over the world, including Australia, London, Prague, Spain -- at one point we even considered New York -- and, of course, Los Angeles.

I now sit in my Vancouver hotel room one year later, and guess what? We did shoot all of it -- every frame of it, and not just the title sequence drawings but all of Zack's drawings are now committed to film. The combination of modern-day technology and the level of artistic ability of so many people has made the Watchmen experience second to none. The spirit behind the making of this film was nothing short of total pleasure and love. As I wandered from room to room at the wrap party, there was not only a sense of accomplishment from everyone involved but a feeling of sadness that it's coming to an end. The one thing that remains for me is the anticipation and excitement of seeing the finished product, knowing that we’ve all worked on something very special.

Thank you Zack, for allowing me to be a part of it."

-Herb Gains
Watchmen Executive Producer


The Rights To Film Watchmen Heads To Court

The filming of the Watchmen movie by Warner Bros. studio got started before the writer's strike to get production going before the labor halt. Now it looks like a lawsuit from rival studio Fox will try to halt the production of the Watchmen movie.

Fox is claiming it owns the rights to the movie and that Warner Bros. never fully paid for them.

"Fox claims that between 1986 and 1990, it acquired all movie rights to the 12-issue DC Comics series and screenplays by Charles McKeown and Sam Hamm. In 1991, Fox assigned some rights via a quitclaim to Largo International with the understanding that the studio held exclusive rights to distribute the first motion picture based on "Watchmen," according to the lawsuit.

The project apparently bounced around to Universal and Paramount before returning to Warners. Now, Fox claims that neither Gordon nor Warners has paid the buy-out price or advised the studio of any other conditions required under the agreement, including procedures necessary to acquire the rights to "Watchmen" from Fox." (source)


Tales from a Fan from the Set of Watchmen

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What fan of comic books doesn't hope to someday be cast (at least as an extra) in the film adaptation of their favorite comic book? Well, as Joel Studer told WatchmenComicMovie, he was lucky enough to get onto the set of Watchmen.

Studer writes about the experience in his own words. A snippet of his entry reads:

I read Watchmen a few years ago and ever since have been determined to get everyone I know to read it. I'm a motorcycle builder and mechanic living in Washington, and know very little about the movie industry, but when I heard they were filming a movie version of Watchmen in Vancouver, I knew I had to find a way in. (...continue)
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