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

by Nick Banks

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.”

The heart of the argument seems to revolve around if the recent hit film was an adaptation of the original Stephen King novel or if It was an adaptation of the 1990 made-for-TV version starring Tim Curry.

Stay tuned for further updates on the legal battle over It and if Warner Bros. was Pennywise or pound-foolish.


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