Deal Reached in Spiderman Director's Lawsuit
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Director Julie Taymor has reached a deal in New York to settle a lawsuit she brought over the Broadway production of "Spider-Man."
The settlement was disclosed in a document filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. Settlement terms were not immediately released.
Taymor had said the current hit Broadway production, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," was based on the unlawful use of her copyrighted written works.
She was fired last year and the musical's script was rewritten after the $75 million production had trouble getting past previews. The musical has since become a success. The lawsuit said damages would exceed $1 million.
Taymor sued the producers in November and they countersued. The producers say Taymor's treatment was based on pre-existing "Spider-Man" comics and films.