Watchmen to be canned or delayed?

It's official - 20th Century Fox will attempt to block the release of Watchmen in March, because they believe they own the rights to the property.

According to The New York Times , Warners will contest the injunction on the grounds that producer Lawrence Gordon took Watchmen “to studio after studio with Fox’s express knowledge.”

The film now looks certain to be delayed, which is disappointing for several reasons - not least being the fact the original release date (03/06/09 ) pointed to every hand on your watch except 12 (Watchmen geeks surely got a shiver at that).

Still, maybe they can fix it - if they can get the mess sorted by 3 June, 2009, that is.