Sean Cunningham Launches New FRIDAY THE 13TH Lawsuit Against Warner Bros. & Paramount
Regular readers of Dread Central know that the Friday the 13th franchise has been embroiled in lawsuits for years. Original Friday scribe Victor Miller has been attempting to regain rights to the property, only to be stymied by original director Sean Cunningham and his production company Horror Inc.
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Today brings news that Sean Cunningham has just launched his own Friday the 13th lawsuit–not against Miller, but Warner Bros. and Paramount. THR reports:
Friday the 13th producer Sean Cunningham has launched a new lawsuit over net profits from the horror franchise. According to a complaint filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the studios distributing the films have “systematically misaccounted” contingent compensation.
So far, Warner Bros. and Paramount have not publicly responded to the allegations.
Will Friday the 13th ever emerge from the legal quagmire it’s been trapped in? Will we ever see a new movie? Time will tell (and, of course, we’ll keep you posted).