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"Fast & Furious" Producer Sues Universal Pictures Over "Hobbs & Shaw" Spin-Off Film

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Neal Moritz has been producing Fast & Furious movies because the first one touched down in 2001. His future with Universal Pictures appears solidified as properly, since IMDB has him labeled as a producer for the upcoming ninth and tenth installments within the franchise. Universal is presently engaged on their first spin-off within the Fast & Furious universe entitled Hobbs & Shaw. Following Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters from the Furious film universe, the movie is about to the touch down someday subsequent yr. 

According to Deadline, Moritz is suing Universal over the spin-off movie. The complete lawsuit might be learn right here. Within the 20-page submitting, Mortiz claims that Universal is making an attempt to transform his contract. The studio and Mortiz got here to a verbal settlement very like his contractual obligations for Fast 9 & 10. In the ultimate moments, earlier than manufacturing began, the studio rescinded on their settlement. “In a rare present of dangerous religion, and only a few days earlier than filming was set to start on Hobbs and Shaw, Universal took the place that Moritz both needed to amend his oral producer deal to simply accept considerably inferior monetary phrases, or be minimize out of the Picture altogether,” reads the lawsuit. “Remarkably, regardless of Moritz having full Pay-or-Play safety on all of his final a number of offers on the FF Franchise and having relied on Universal’s oral guarantees, Universal additionally took the extraordinary place that it was free to use Moritz’s concepts for Hobbs and Shaw, and his work product over an roughly year-and-a-half interval, with out honoring its oral producer settlement.”

The studio threatened to launch Mortiz if he would not abide by their new contract. Mortiz is not having it, and needs to be reinstated at his authentic value, or be paid ten-of-millions in recuperation and damages.

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