Friday, January 24, 2014

'Weekend at Bernie's' talent sue MGM & FOX for back compensation

It's obvious that in Hollywood, people will scam you out of money any way they can.

Who doesn't remember the 80's comedy 'Weekend at Bernie's'?  For those of you too young, the story goes like this.  Rich boss guy dies, a guy at his office and his bumbling friend find him dead.  They proceed to spend the summer on an island pretending the guy is not dead.  Meanwhile a hitman is trying to kill them.  Just a normal summer.
That's it in a nutshell.

Robert Klane (screenwriter) and Ted Kotcheff (director) have filed a lawsuit in L.A. superior court demanding back pay of residuals for the 1988 comedy 'Weekend at Bernie's".

The film has made over $30 million in gross and $16 million in actual revenue from the distribution.

Sounds to me like Klane and Kotcheff are owed some money.  Maybe MGM or FOX will have to pay up soon.

To refresh your memory.


Here's the Leaked Quentin Tarantino script 'Hateful Eight'!

He gives the script to "6 motherfucking people" and one of them either sent it to a friend or someone in their circle of people took it.  Either way, he gave up on the idea of making the film now that it's out there for everyone to read.

The Wrap describes the script: 

  The script is an ensemble Western with obvious parts for Madsen and Dern, as well as Tarantino stalwarts like Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Jackson and Madsen would likely both play bounty hunters returning human plunder to a town called Red Rock in exchange for hefty rewards. 

Their characters, a former major in the Union army and a man named John Ruth, dominate the first two of the script's five chapters. They run into a Southerner named Chris Mannix on the road, and three of them, along with their driver — a living prisoner and three dead bounties strapped to the roof — arrive at a haberdashery to take shelter from an oncoming blizzard. Yet the proprietors, Minnie, Sweet Dave and her other colleagues, are nowhere to be found. In their place are four men, a Southern general (likely Dern), an alleged hangman, a Frenchman named Bob and a cowboy named Joe Gage. Mistrust, coffee and violence ensue.


They removed the link to the script.  Not sure how you can get it anymore.  I'll let you know if you want it.  Maybe it is being emailed around.  Comment or email me directly and I'll get back to you!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Disney Teases it's "Greatest Villain" is 'MALEFICENT'

Check out the new teaser for the Disney's 'Maleficent' starring Angelina Jolie.

Also starring Elle Fanning (Super 8) as Princess Aurora.

Opening May 30, 2014!