Waaaaay back in November 09, we learned that Hollywood legend Warren Beatty was suing Tribune Co. over Dick Tracy, because they were claiming that Beatty's "hold on the detective" had lapsed, after he had bought the rights to the franchise back in the eighties.
Now, U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson has FINALLY reached a decision in the case in favor of Beatty!
Tribune Co. has been "stopped from reclaiming the television and movie rights to comic-strip detective Dick Tracy from Warren Beatty."
The rights are now completely Warren's, and he can do with them what he will.
Congratulations, Warren! Tread wisely as you choose what to do next with the franchise.
…And make sure Madonna is involved again if you move forward with another Dick Tracy movie. Thanks!
What do U think Warren Beatty should do with Dick Tracy? Movie? TV Show? Nothing at all?
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