U2: 'Spider-Man' Producers Sue Former Director Over 'Hallucinogenic' Plot

artist: u2 date: 01/19/2012 category: general music news
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U2: 'Spider-Man' Producers Sue Former Director Over 'Hallucinogenic' Plot
The producers of the "Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark" musical, which features music from U2's Bono and The Edge, are suing the show's former director Julie Taymor, claiming that she developed a "hallucinogenic" plot. Taymor, who was sacked from her role last year, has already launched a lawsuit against the show's producers. She is seeking $1 million (621,000) in damages after claiming that her creative rights have been violated and that she hasn't been paid appropriately for her work. Now however, the producers of the show, which has so far cost $75 million (48 million) to make and is the most expensive Broadway show to ever be produced, have launched a countersuit in which they accuse Taymor of creating a "hallucinogenic" and "disjointed" show. According to BBC News, lawyers for producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris has said in a statement: "Taymor refused to develop a musical that followed the original, family-friendly 'Spider-Man' story, which was depicted in the Marvel comic books and the hugely successful motion picture trilogy based on them. Instead, Taymor, who admits that she was not a fan of the Spider-Man story prior to her involvement with the musical, insisted on developing a dark, disjointed and hallucinogenic musical involving suicide, sex and death." Charles Spada, Taymor's lawyer, has said that the claims were "baseless" and that she would "continue to vigorously seek enforcement of her creative rights" amid the "outrageous mischaracterisations and attempts to besmirch her reputation". Thanks for the report to NME.com.
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