618FW: [Cussler-DirkPitt] Sharing SAHARA news.....ughhhhh
- Jan 17, 2004Oh dear!
~ Vash ~
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would
be a merrier world". - J. R. R. Tolkien
From: Jean Farrow [mailto:jeanami_hearth@...]
Sent: 17 January 2004 06:29
Subject: [Cussler-DirkPitt] Sharing SAHARA news.....ughhhhh
Received from Papa Jim tonight:
Clive Cussler Sues Over Sahara Rewrite Source: Variety Friday, January 16,
Bestselling novelist Clive Cussler has sued Crusader Entertainment for
allegedly changing the Sahara screenplay without Cussler's consent in spite
of Cussler's script approval rights.
The complaint, filed in L.A. Superior Court on Thursday, seeks to prevent
Crusader from releasing Sahara and to end or limit Cussler's relationship
with Crusader, which is controlled by Philip Anschutz; money damages are
According to the suit, Cussler and Crusader entered into an option agreement
in 2001 giving Crusader the right to purchase film rights to some Cussler
novels with Cussler retaining an unqualified right of approval over the
screenplays. The action alleges Cussler approved the Sahara screenplay,
which was altered subsequently without Cussler's consent.
Sahara stars Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn with
McConaughey playing secret agent, treasure hunter and explorer Dirk Pitt.
Breck Eisner is directing; production began late last year.
Cussler seeks a declaration that Crusader has no further rights under the
agreement, including the right to purchase film rights for $10 million in a
third Cussler novel.
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