While Godzilla‘s original producing team over at Toho is busy suing the creative team behind Colossal, the Anne Hathaway-led monster movie project, another monster-related lawsuit was settled out of court. This one had to do with the recent Gareth Edwards film — you know, the one that featured Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in an incestuous (but totally off-screen) marriage.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the original legal kerfuffle involved Legendary Pictures and a trio of producers who were let go from the project. However, it sounds like everybody is happy, as papers were filed to end pending litigation:
On Thursday, the parties filed papers to end the legal dispute, which began in January 2013 when the studio preemptively filed claims against Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison, aiming to get a declaration that under the terms of a contract, the studio was only required to use the three on Godzilla if they were “deemed to be engaged” to produce the film. Within days, the producers had filed counterclaims against Legendary for allegedly breaching an oral agreement and demanded “substantial punitive damages to make an example of Legendary so that it and no other studio will in the future treat their producers in this outrageous manner.”
So aside from the studio and the three producers, why did anyone care about this? Turns out “it’s rare that producers who are involved in early development efforts and generate material are given the cold shoulder.”
Um, really? Cold shoulders in Hollywood are rare? TIL that everyone who works in the film industry is always given their due.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)