Meanwhile, in ‘Superman’ movie news…
If you ever wonder why DC can’t catch a break in movies while Marvel’s going gangbusters, consider this piece from the New York Post about the producers of Superman:
MOVIE mogul Jon Peters has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from his “Superman: Man of Steel” co-producer, Brian Quintana — for allegedly threatening to kapow! him.
The battle between the producers flared up on Aug. 12 when Peters
was giving a deposition at a Los Angeles law office for a sexual
harassment lawsuit Quintana filed against him. According to a
transcript of the deposition, Peters shouted, “I am going to cross this
table and beat the [bleep]ing [bleep] out of you. I am going to kick
Quintana, 41, told Page Six that Peters lunged at him during the session, adding, “His lawyer had to hold him back.”
A police report Quintana filed Aug. 14 reads: “Mr. Peters
threatened to break my legs. I am afraid, nervous and anxious that Jon
Peters is going to hurt or kill me.”
Then, on Aug. 19, Quintana got a court order forbidding Peters from
threatening, assaulting or harassing him. A hearing is set for Sept. 9
to decide how long the order remains in effect.
Relations between the co-producers have been more charged than
kryptonite. As we first reported last year, Quintana filed a suit
claiming Peters sexually roughed him up and subjected him to
“continuous and pervasive sexual harassment,” including “multiple
instances where he was physically [and] sexually harassed by Peters.”
Peters’ lawyer, Joe Yanny, told us, “This
restraining order is ridiculous. Mr. Peters did not threaten Mr.
Quintana. He is trying to manipulate the system.” He said Peters “lost
his temper” at the deposition because Quintana was throwing kisses at
him. He also said Peters obtained a restraining order to prevent
Quintana from saying he was an “employee” of Peters.
Remember, if there isn’t a Superman theatrical movie in production by 2011, the Siegel estate gets millions. I wonder if DC can take it out of Peters’s scalp.
Remember, if there isn’t a Superman theatrical movie in production by 2011, the Siegel estate gets millions
In Hollywood what constitutes “in production”? In the place where a movie with multi-$100-million box office is still considered to have lost money if paying out any royalties is concerned, I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were a Siegel.
“Yeah, it’s in production. We had a 5 minute meeting where we discussed thinking about doing it maybe someday…”
Hey Warner Bros., how about firing this f*ck?
I totally agree with Sean on this. The company will stall and have some deal in place just to keep the Siegel family at bay.
Good luck on the stall. The judge already on this case has no sense of humor about it.
And as added incentive, DC could lose the character outright in 2013 unless they can come to a new deal with Siegel & Schuster’s estates. If they jerk them around here, they are much more inclined to just leave when the contract comes up for renewal.
In turn, Quintana threatened to mess up Peters' hair…
i hope no one is going to get there hopes up this next film will take for ever like it did last time and should be burned then once the people who really know the man of steel and how he is and what makes him better super hero so now were talking at least 5 years
Punctuation and grammar are your friends. You should use them sometime.
i say fuck them and get mario puzo to write a new script to continue superman returns but have more action and have bryan singer or richard donnor im pretty sure they could talk him in to directing it again it would get done because bryan singer doesnt fuck around like the fags ad a different bad guy then lex to like bazaro or braniac and lobone we could use them or even dark seid have a full story that means something and action it would diffentaly be easy to do with the budget thay got they just keep fuckin around
Um…is the above comment a joke? Maybe a moderator might want to take a look!
Puzo’s dead it would be pretty hard for him to write a Superman script.
Anyone know what that superman statue in the above photo is from?
The Superman Statue was an origination of the suit they were going to use in Tim Burton’s Superman movie. Casting Nicholas Cage as Superman. Thank God it never made it to production. They made a line of busts figurines, and action figures that were to be released before the movie came out but since it got scrapped so did the figurines and busts. It’s rare to have one. That one’s probably worth a lot of money!