The Weinstein Company heads to court over US rights to Playmobil movie

TWC claims producers has agreed to sell the rights to them, but rights were then sold to Open Road Films.
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The Weinstein Company is taking Open Road Films and producers Moritz Borman and Dimitri Rassam to court over the US distribution rights to the upcoming Playmobil movie.

TWC claims that producers breached their agreement to sell the rights to TWC when Open Road instead purchased the US rights, reports Deadline.

"The Producer Defendants materially breached the Agreement by retracting their promise to sell TWC the Playmobil Movie distribution rights and refusing to negotiate a written deal memo (the “Deal Memo”) in good faith,” said TWC.

“Instead of honoring their contractual obligations to TWC, the Producer Defendants purported to terminate the Agreement and entered into a contract with Open Road Films for the same distribution rights that they had already sold to TWC.”

Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels, the first in a trilogy of movies, is expected to hit cinemas towards the end of 2018.

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