Exiled director Julie Taymor sued the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark in November 2011. The rock musical’s helmer, book co-writer and mask designer claimed her creative rights were violated and she was not compensated for her work after she was canned following epic and very public early production woes and poor early reviews. Producers filed a countersuit, alleging Taymor refused to fulfill her contractual obligations. The settlement announced today among Taymor, Glen Berger and producer 8 Legged Prods comes ahead of the scheduled May 27 trial date. The parties said the agreement resolves Taymor’s claims against 8 Legged in connection with her work on the book — now a Broadway box office hit — with respect to the current NY production and subsequent productions, meaning the shackles are off potential future tours. “I’m pleased to have reached an agreement and hope for the continued success of Spider-Man, both on Broadway and beyond”, Taymor said in the statement announcing the deal.
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