Terminator Salvation Producers in Apocalyptic Legal Battle

Posted on March 9, 2009

Still of Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation

One of the producers of Terminator: Salvation movie, Moritz Borman, is suing two other producers, Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek and their company Halcyon Co., for fraud and breach of contract for failing to pay Borman the agreed upon fees for obtaining the rights to the Terminator franchise. Borman wants $160 million in damages.

Variety is reporting that Borman is alleging Anderson and Kubicek hijacked the production last July just as principal photography was being completed and refused to pay $2.5 million of his producing fee.

The lawsuit says, "Soon after, it also came to light that Anderson and Kubicek did not have the means to finance the picture, had defaulted on numerous loans and owed over $1 million to creditors on the picture."

What a mess. Those are some pretty harsh allegations; it will be interesting to see what evidence Moritz has up his sleeve. No doubt some kind of countersuit will be following. Terminator: Salvation is being directed by McG and stars grumpy star Christian Bale. The film is set for a 2010 release, but a lawsuit could certainly slow things down if the litigation gets ugly.

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

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