And here I was looking for an old-fashioned Hollywood feud the likes of which would set the bar for generations to come. But instead this diappointing statement just came in that both sides have settled. Last April, when the lawsuit was filed, my day was made since I reported exclusively that one of the most controversial indie movie moguls was suing yet another controversial indie movie mogul. The Weinstein Co was seeking injunctive relief and claiming there’s “a written contract signed by everybody” which gives the Weinsteins exclusive worldwide distribution rights on The Crow reboot and not Relativity. The original was distributed by the Weinsteins at Miramax back in 1994 and grossed $50.6M domestic. Needless to say, Relativity Media really laid into the Weinsteins in reaction saying at the time this was yet another typical litigation stunt from the Weinsteins who have a long history of threatening lawsuits with the sole purpose of intimidation. Relatively promptly made counter-claims. Now all that’s history:
“The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning THE CROW has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned. In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of NINE, and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media.”
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