Warner sued by Tolkien heirs

Oldish contract did not cover digitally-deliverable content

J.J. Tolkien's heirs are lodging a complaint against Warner Brothers and several other studios, including New Line. Warner, the producers of the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and the upcoming film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” are being sued for alleged ‘morally questionable’ merchandizing by the family of their late author. The complaint alleges that the studio did not comply with ... more >