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618FW: [Cussler-DirkPitt] Sharing SAHARA news.....ughhhhh

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  • Vash
    Jan 17, 2004
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      Oh 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

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jean Farrow [mailto:jeanami_hearth@...]
      Sent: 17 January 2004 06:29
      To: Cussler-DirkPitt@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Cussler-DirkPitt] Sharing SAHARA news.....ughhhhh


      Received from Papa Jim tonight:

      Clive Cussler Sues Over Sahara Rewrite Source: Variety Friday, January 16,
      2004
      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
      also sought.
      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.

      Jeanami's Hearth
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