We'd heard the folks at Warner Bros. were none too happy with the upcoming mockbuster Age of the Hobbits—and now the studio behind The Hobbit has officially pulled the trigger in an effort to kill the direct-to-DVD rival.
A lot of us have a beef with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, though most of us probably wouldn't bother suing George Lucas and company over it. But a real-life archaeologist is going after the flick, not because it was a letdown, but because the creators allegedly owe money for using the crystal skull as a plot device.
The big screen version of DC hero Green Lantern may not have exploded at the box office, but an explosives expert doing stunt work was hurt on set—and he just took Warner Bros. to task with a critical ruling in a negligence lawsuit.
Movies flop all the time, it's just part of life. But one recent vampire semi-spoof flopped so bad the financiers are actually suing the film's creators to get their money back, claiming the movie was so bad it constituted a scam.
You'll recall that Gaiman and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane have been embroiled in a lawsuit for years over the creation of certain characters and royalties that haven't been paid, yes? Now that the case has been settled, the court documents have been unsealed ... and McFarlane owes Gaiman a pretty penny indeed.
You know that legal tussle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over the copyright to Supes? It's getting uglier, and Warner Bros. just clinched a key victory in the fight.
Just two months ago, the Philip K. Dick estate seemed to be admitting defeat by dropping its lawsuit against the producers of the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau. But it turns out they're not done yet. The $500,000 lawsuit has just been re-filed, and the producers will have to try to prove all over again that they don't owe the Dick estate anything.