‘Thriller’ director sues Jackson for not sharing profitJanuary 28th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) John Landis, who directed the hit promos of “Thriller”, is suing Michael Jackson for not sharing the profits from the video.Landis is legally entitled to 50 percent of the profits from the music video and a ‘making of’ documentary which he also directed.
Landis filed the suit in a Los Angeles court last week and accused Jackson of “fraudulent, malicious and oppressive conduct” because he has not been paid profits made from the video in the past four years, reports contactmusic.com.
The suit comes at a time when it was announced that “Thriller” would be turned into a stage musical. James L. Nederlander, President of the Nederlander Organisation, has acquired the rights to produce the musical version of the video.