George R.R. Martin, the creator of Games of Thrones, gave Pike Productions a five-year film option for his book, The Skin Trade. Martin claims the production company haphazardly made the film at the end of the five years to prevent losing it. So Martin has taken them to court to reclaim ownership over the story, and damages the “breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.”
Martin’s attorney write’s in the claim, “Blackstone’s token Production was insufficient to prevent reversion of the Rights to Martin.” “Rather, it was the equivalent of a contractor agreeing to build a skyscraper and, on the last day to begin construction — without a foreman, crew, or approved blueprints — having a handful of day laborers take a month to build a gazebo on the construction site instead.”
– Excerpt from an article for The Hollywood Reporter by Eriq Gardner. Read the full article here.
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