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X-Men 4 and 5: Is That What You Want?

X-Men - Hugh Jackman as WolverineAt least one big screen comic book adaptation is still thriving, no reboots needed. The X-Men movie has already spawned two successful sequels (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand) and two prequels (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the as-yet-unreleased X-Men: First Class) -- so, how about a few more?

Laura Donner, producer, says that Fox has received a treatment for another installment in the ongoing X-Men saga, and according to sources the idea will lead directly into yet another movie.

If Hugh Jackman is willing to keep putting on the claws, are you ready to keep making trips to movie theaters to watch him?

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Arrested Development Movie Script Coming Soon

Jason BatemanJason Bateman could hardly contain his excitement when reporters grabbed in at the Paul red carpet this week. “It’s incredible,” he said of the upcoming Arrested Development movie.

Bateman hasn’t yet seen the script that’s been partially penned by Mitch Hurwitz, but he has been in talks about the story that will unfold on film. The actor says that “odds of [Hurwitz] getting it done before the end of the year… are good.”

“We are embarrassed,” he admitted, because it has taken so long for an Arrested Development movie to come to fruition. But, things are happening, and this should bolster fans of the show.

The series ran on FOX for three seasons, from 2003 to 2006.

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In Theaters This Weekend: November 12, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Morning Glory (PG-13): starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton (directed by Roger Michell) **opens Wednesday**
  • Skyline (PG-13): starring Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Crystal Reed (directed by The Brothers Strause)
  • Unstoppable (PG-13): starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson (directed by Tony Scott)
  • Cool It* (PG): (directed by Ondi Timoner)
  • Helena from the Wedding* (NR): starring Lee Tergesen, Melanie Lynskey, Gillian Jacobs (directed by Dagmara Dominczyk)
  • Tiny Furniture* (NR): starring Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham (directed by Lena Dunham)

Watchmen Lawsuit Settled

Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Watchmen

Watchmen fanboys - you can now take a collective sigh of relief. The fight between Mommy and Daddy is now over.

Although it looked as if March 6th would be scratched off the calendar, and Warner Bros. agreed to play nice and settled their differences. The last-minute negotiations kept the film in the theaters and the parties out of the courtroom.

For its part, Fox will get a upfront cash settlement to cover its original investment fees and its legal costs. (According to sources, that check amount is somewhere in the $5-$10 million range.) The studio will also will also get 5-8.5% gross participation in the first film and a percentage in any possible sequels. In turn, Warner will get to continue as planned with only their logo on the project.

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Watchmen’s Fate Handled in Federal Court

Watchmen Cast

UPDATE: Warner Bros. and FOX have settled the lawsuit.

Time hasn’t been kind to fans of Watchmen. Although we’ve already hit the New Year, the battle between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox has just grown nastier. So what will this mean for the March 6 premiere?

Late last month, U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess ruled that Fox did have rights to the graphic novel adaptation. Although the studio had the opportunity to launch the film back in the late ‘80s (and had spent over a $1 million developing the project), the movie never came to fruition. Producer Larry Gordon allegedly agreed to check back with Fox first on any future plans, but later took over to Legendary Pictures and Warner. Fox filed then filed a lawsuit back in February claiming Gordon neglected to properly acquire their interest before making the move.

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Tommy Lee Jones Sues Paramount For $10 Million

Tommy Lee Jones goes after Paramount

While Fox and Warner Bros. are dealing with their battles, Paramount now has to deal with one of their own, thanks to a $10 million dollar lawsuit compliments of Tommy Lee Jones.

The veteran actor is seeking payment that he claims is rightfully owed to him for the services he provided for the 2007 Coen Brothers’ hit, No Country For Old Men.

Although both Paramount and Jones declined to comment, the actor’s publicist simply pointed to the lawsuit, which notes a contract N.M. Classics (a subsidiary of Paramount’s) that promises Jones “significant box-office bonuses and ‘back-end’ compensation.”

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Court Date Set for Watchmen Lawsuit

Court sets date for Watchmen trialWhile most Watchmen fans only had the film’s release countdown to consider, a new development in the Watchmen copyright lawsuit has added a new date to watch out for: January 6.

U.S. District Court Judge Gary Allen Feess assigned the date for the case, which is set to decide whether or not Fox does hold the rights to the Watchmen movie. Between the January 6 court date and the film’s scheduled March 6 release, let’s hope that things go in the fans’ favor and they settle this between that time.

If the case goes according to Fox, fans of the highly-anticipated Zack Snyder film will never see that March 6 release happen, which could very well happen come January.

The dispute goes back to 1991, when Fox “quitclaimed” its right to Alan Moore‘s acclaimed graphic novel to Largo Entertainment, with an agreement that the production company was to release the movie under the big studio (if not, Largo Entertainment was to buy the rights through an agreed buyout formula from Fox).

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Why You Probably Shouldn’t Watch Babylon A.D.

Vin Diesel in Babylon A.D.

If you’re still trying to decide whether is worth spending your money on this week, there are two things you should probably note:

  1. The bored look on Vin Diesel’s face. (See above.)
  2. These words from the film’s director: “It’s pure violence and stupidity.”

And while there are times when that last sentence might be considered a compliment, Mathieu Kassovitz wasn’t trying to be funny.

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Australia Moves Out of Quantum’s Way

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Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in AustraliaThe post-Harry Potter shuffling still hasn’t settled down.

Fox, probably realizing Australia would now be facing extremely stiff competition, has decided to push its release back a few weeks. The WWII-era romance starring and Hugh Jackman will now premiere on November 26.

This decision comes a week after Sony chose to move Quantum of Solace to November 14, Australia‘s original date.

The studio’s strategic shift will not only the director more time to complete the film, it will pit the expensive drama against less threatening fare. Other films (currently) slated to open that day are Transporter 3 and Four Christmases.

Australia is Baz Luhrmann’s first film since 2001’s Moulin Rouge, a project also featuring Kidman.

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Watchmen Fans Protest Fox’s Lawsuit

Fox attempts to stop Watchmen movie's releaseEven though the much-anticipated film’s premiere is not scheduled until March 6, true Watchmen fans are not taking any chances with Fox’s plans to completely prevent the release.

ComicBookMovie.com has organized a petition in hopes that the people over at Fox change their minds about touching the classic graphic novel’s film adaptation. One fan named Wyatt Barlup is even planning to picket the Fox lots with like-minded, passionate comrades.

There are even those that are on the offense: readers at Comics2Film.com have suggested taking action against Fox‘s upcoming films The Day the Earth Stood Still and X-Men Origins: Wolverine by calling for a boycott. Whoever knew real life drama could be better than fiction!

Why such extreme action, one might ask? Well, probably the fact that Fox isn’t planning on settling this—the studio heads don’t want to see Zack Snyder‘s film released, period.

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