'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' Producers Sued By Julie Taymor

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Just when you thought it was over, the "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" drama turns back on.

Reports have surfaced that Julie Taymor, the original director of the heavily scrutinized and famously troubled "Spider-Man" Broadway musical, has filed what The Hollywood Reporter is calling "a blockbuster lawsuit" against producers of the show for violating "her rights by continuing to use her work without compensation."

According to the report, Taymor filed an arbitration claim against producers earlier this year seeking owed royalties priced at over $500,000, but the outcome of that hearing is unknown. Now, Taymor's new suit contends that producers are continuing "to make use of her creative contributions."

"Ms. Taymor regrets that the producers' actions have left her no choice but to resort to legal recourse to protect her rights," her attorney Charles Spada said in a statement.

Producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris have responded to the lawsuit in a statement of their own: "Since Ms. Taymor's departure in March, we have repeatedly tried to resolve these issues. The production has indeed compensated Ms. Taymor for her contribution as a co-book writer."

"Fortunately the court system will provide, once and for all, an opportunity to resolve this dispute," the statement from Cohl and Harris continues, via THR. "We look forward to a resolution in which everyone is properly compensated for their contribution to 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.'"

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