Superhero Flick Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for rival studios fighting over the
release of the superhero flick "Watchen" say they're having
fruitful settlement talks.

Attorneys for 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. asked a federal
judge to delay a hearing Friday so settlement discussions can
continue over the weekend.

U.S District Judge Gary Allen Feess agreed to continue the
hearing but says a trial over whether to block the film's March
release is still set for Jan. 20.

Fox is suing to stop the release of "Watchmen," claiming
Warner Bros. violated its interests by filming the tale. Feess
agreed last month that Fox appears to have the right to distribute the film.

Since then, the two sides have made concessions and according to court documents, conducted settlement talks last weekend.

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