With a victory in US district court this week, Warren Beatty has taken the first step down what looks to be a very, very long road towards his goal of making a sequel to Dick Tracy. Ultimately, what Beatty wants is a declaration of his ownership of the film and all accompanying rights, as well as $30 million in damages from Tribune Media Services. According to Beatty, Tribune somehow has made it “commercially impossible” for a sequel to happen-- though apparently $30 million will fix that right up. He claims he was initially “assigned” the complete rights to the franchise, and that when Tribune reclaimed them, they failed to take the proper legal steps. So far, though, all Beatty’s won is the right to sue. At this rate, the project is going to have to be a movie about Dick Tracy watching his grandkids fight crime.