Ruh roh! We hope this lawsuit doesn't go on for an eternity…like it was bit by a vampire or something!
Goldcrest Film Distribution, financier of the Twilight franchise, is suing Summit over profits from the box office!
They claim Summit, part of Lionsgate, was deceptive in its accounting, by downplaying the films' revenues, and exaggerating their costs. If this is true, that is more messed up than an undead 100-year-old hitting on a teenager!
Goldcrest also asserts that money it was owed by Lionsgate was actually instead given to talent in the form of bonuses.
They claim they put up $10 million for the quadrilogy, and that they discovered the financial discrepancies after hiring the accounting firm Hacker Douglas to conduct an audit.
After Lionsgate prevented a full audit by not agreeing to cooperate, Goldcrest filed suit!
Yikes! We'll see how this all resolves itself, but we imagine there will be many new moons before this case is potentially sent to court and settled.
Well this dumbass is clearly taking a course in 'how to ruin your career before you even get it off the ground!'
Matthew Wilder, the young director who was foolish enough to cast the trainwreck that is Lindsanity LOLhan in his yet-to-be-made film Inferno as the lead - pornstar Linda Lovelace - is not only still standing behind the hard-pAArtying wacktress, but has somehow managed to convince the film's financiers to hold off on production until she is released from jail!
“We still have financial backing in place – in fact the financiers have doubled their efforts to get the movie made since Lindsay was sentenced. I want people to know that we are all still behind Lindsay 100 percent and that we have not approached anyone else to play the part of Linda Lovelace. We are waiting to see how her schedule pans out. If she’s released too close to Christmas then we may wait until 2011 until we start filming- but we will just have to wait and see. I think the sentence was harsh and to some extent she was a victim of her own celebrity but we all still want her for Inferno.”
Really brilliant of them. Stand behind the notoriously unreliable cracked out jailbird who hasn't had a hit movie in four years!
We understand that she's probably the most 'authentic' looking person to play a drug-addicted slam pig, but heads up, people - make-up can do wonders!
Time to cast someone else!
What do U think?? How long will it take the director to realize his fuck-up and drop the LaLoca??
The notoriously difficult director has been attempting to finish the film Nailed - which legitimately sounds like an inspired piece of filmmaking, mainly because it involves Jessica Biel getting shot in the head with a nail gun - but due to financial problems and production snags, it has been sitting on the shelf incomplete since 2008.
We've now learned that after one-on-one negotiations fell apart with financier Ronald Tutor, Russell has walked away from the project, and it will be completed by someone else!
"This has been a painful process for me. The multiple production delays and stoppages, which were caused by David Bergstein and preceded Ron Tutor's direct involvement with me, have now spanned two years, and the circumstances under which the film would now be completed are much different on several fundamental levels than when we embarked several years ago. I, unfortunately, am no longer involved in the project and cannot call it 'my' film. I wish Ron Tutor well."
"Russell conducted himself like a perfect gentleman. I understood his position. It really didn't have anything to do with him but with others, and we just reached a point where I couldn't do what he wanted. But it was a decent negotiation between the two of us. No lawyers. No idle threats, just two people trying to clean something up, and we couldn't get there. It was surprising and disappointing, but I understood."
Ha! We're sure he was completely level-headed and rational!
Once a new director is hired, Biel and co-star Tracy Morgan will be expected to participate in re-shoots.
YEESH! It sounds to use like there is no chance of making back all of the money that's gone into this thing! First James Caan walks off the set because he can't deal with Russell's crazy, and now this!
And just in case you're curious to see the director conducting himself like a 'perfect gentleman,' here he is with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees (below)!
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.