Odd Thomas Tied Up in Court
Wondering just where the hell Stephen Sommers' adaptation of the Dean R. Koontz book Odd Thomas has been? Honestly, we all but forgot about it, but THR just gave us a grim reminder of reality.
As per the site:
The producers of Odd Thomas are suing several entities, alleging that they failed to provide [a shocking] $35 million that would have gone toward marketing and distributing the movie and paying back production loans. Two Out of Ten Prods., known at TOOT, and Fusion Films filed their lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, naming as defendants Outsource Media Group Fund, ABS Investment Group, individuals Craig Chang and Mark Bishop, and Outsource Media Group. The latter, referred to as OMG in the lawsuit, is run by principals Bradley Holmes, Dan Reardon, and Harrison Kordestani, an executive producer of lower-budget horrors and thrillers such as The Coffin, Already Dead, In a Dark Place and Intervention.
According to TOOT and Fusion, OMG pledged to spend $25 million on prints and advertising to support a release of Odd Thomas in the U.S. and another $10 million to partially refinance certain loans. Several deadlines came and went, but most of the money never materialized, according to the lawsuit, filed by the Law Offices of Alan S. Gutman in Beverly Hills.
The film stars Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt, Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 Cent, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Nico Tortorella.
Odd Thomas centers on a short-order cook named Odd Thomas (Yelchin) who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Timlin) and the local police chief (Dafoe) know.
It's gonna be interesting to see just how this all shakes out. In the meantime check out the official Odd Thomas website based on the books by Dean Koontz.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter