Well, probably. Betchya.
The ongoing battle between the forces of Good and Evil (or, as we know them, Warner and Fox) rages on. Some Dumb Judge (that’s his legal title) has decided that, despite doing nothing at all for the past 20 years, Fox do have distribution rights. This isn’t likely to hold up the movie, but does mean that Fox look set to get a ton of cash for pissing in the wind for two decades, and that sticks in my throat. Ewwww. Bad analogy. Anyhow, I’m not alone in being unhappy about this.
So, if I understand this right (and I probably don’t), Fox claim they have rights to distribute Watchmen in the gool ol’ US of A. So what’s to stop Warner distributing it in the rest of the planet only, thereby labelling it an import on US soil – albeit one of the biggest imports in history. Dump a load onto the Canadian border, and watch the fur fly. I’m simplifying here, I know.
Sure, it’ll cost a wad of bucks to pull off, but at least that cash won’t go to line Fox’s greedy lazy ass money grabbing pockets.
And that’s what it’s all about, right?