August 3, 1988 |
Producer Allan A. Buckhantz has sued Columbia Pictures and the makers of "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" for $300 million, claiming that the material for the upcoming film was stolen by them from a German-made film to which he holds the rights. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses Columbia of unfair competition and breach of an implied contract, among other charges.
November 10, 1987 |
Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen," a live-action fantasy being shot in Spain and Italy, has been shut down by the film's financial bonding company, amid rumors that a new director is being sought to replace Gilliam. "They're trying to fire me, there's no question about that," said Gilliam, in a telephone interview from Cinecitta Studios in Rome. "They say they have two directors waiting in the wings."
January 21, 1989 |
"He won't get far on hot air and fantasy," sniffs The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson in the upcoming movie "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen." Horatio Jackson, a symbol of the chilling winds of reason and rationality blowing into the 18th Century, was deriding his fantastical, whimsical nemesis--the Baron von Munchausen. He could just as well have been echoing Terry Gilliam's modern-day detractors.