Best-selling author Clive Cussler was ordered by a Los Angeles SuperiorCourt judge to pay $13.9 million in legal fees to the productioncompany that adapted his novel Sahara into one of 2005’s biggest flops. In 2004, Cussler had suedCrusader Entertainment, claiming breach of contract after the companyneglected to give him final approval on the film’s script. The MatthewMcConaughey starrer, which cost $160 million to make, earned just $119million worldwide. Crusader countersued Cussler, charging that theprolific author had inflated reports of his books’ sales whenoriginally negotiating the contract. A jury in 2007 agreed withCrusader. Cussler’s lawyer, Bert Fields, said he would appeal thejudge’s ruling.
'Sahara' lawsuit costs Clive Cussler $14 million
- Comic-Con '14: Eye on day 1 panels
- Comic-Con 2014: All the stars at the EW Hideout
- Comic-Con 2014 star portraits: Day 1
- J.K. Rowling visits U.K. event as Robert Galbraith
- Comic-Con '14 through YOUR lens: Day 1
- Comic-Con '14: Celebs make the rounds, day 1
- 'Interstellar' brings Christopher Nolan to Comic-Con
- Brain teaser: What percentage do you use?
Top 5 Most Read
- 'Hannibal' new blooper reel plus season 3 scoop
- 'Downton Abbey' looks to bounce back from season 4 (Updated)
- Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey make Comic-Con debut with 'Interstellar'
- Here's how 'Supernatural' star Misha Collins is breaking world records
- The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has arrived