Coming Soon: 'The Day the Earth Stood in Front of a Judge'

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Coming Soon: 'The Day the Earth Stood in Front of a Judge'

Thu Nov 13, 2008 @ 01:19AM PST

By Matthew Belloni

DayearthstoppedOur latest THR, Esq. column looks at the dark art of making blockbuster movie knockoffs.

We got wind this week that Fox has hired litigation counsel to go after the Asylum, purveyors of A-grade C-list versions of big-budget studio fare, including the upcoming Keanu Reeves sci-fi remake "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Can the Asylum get away with "The Day the Earth Stopped"?  How are title disputes resolved between studios? Is there anything funnier than "Snakes on a Train"? Check out the column.

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