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Executive Producers of Original TV Adaptation of ‘It’ File Suit Against Warner Bros.

Some fans found the recent It film scary, but the scariest part of It for Warner Brothers may be the recent lawsuit filed against the company by the original producers of the It television movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky, executive producers of the first adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, It, say they were wrongfully denied an opportunity to participate on Warner Bros’ recent It movies.”  The two also allege that they had a contractual right to negotiate for any “sequel, series, remake, or spinoff.”  The real fright for the WB is Konigsberg and Sanitsky’s claim to a “…minimum share of 10 percent of net profits on any such subsequent production.” read more

Roger Corman And Wife Sued By Sons Over Sale Of Film Library

According to Deadline, Roger Corman and his wife Julie Corman are currently being sued by their sons over the recent sale of a vast majority of Corman’s film catalog to Shout! Factory and HK Company Limited.

The suit filed by Roger and Brian Corman contends that  “…the sale of 270 films under their father’s New Horizons Picture Corp banner – which they refer to as “stolen film properties” – violated an irrevocable trust agreement that would have provided them and their two sisters with $30 million-$40 million each. They are also suing Ace Film and Shout! Factory, claiming they “knew or should have known that the purported sale of the New Horizons catalog included film properties owned by the trust.” read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Producers Sue AMC Networks over Failure to Pay Fair Market Value

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like AMC is getting sued again, and this time The Walking Dead’s original producer Frank Darabont is not the plaintiff!

This time around, the current production team of Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert “…maintain AMC has failed to pay fair market value in the license fee for the series because the show is produced by its in-house AMC Studios arm.”   The lawsuit includes the trinity of AMC’s The Walking Dead stable:  The original program, Fear the Walking Dead, and even Talking Dead. read more