Mar 19th 2013 By: Ziah Grace
While the production drama associated with the Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark
has seemingly passed, it seems that legal battles associated with the Broadway musical haven't been put to rest just yet. Former Turn off the Dark
director Julie Taymor's lawsuit against producing company, 8 Legged Productions, now has an official court date. of
most expensive Broadway musical of all time, SM:
TotD was fraught with controversy almost immediately, with frequent delays
, actor injuries
and the eventual departure
of Taymor. Once released, however, the show became successful, Taymor filed a lawsuit on the grounds that she was owed unpaid compensation
for her contributions prior to leaving the show, which include work on the production's original book and more.
The lawsuit was
supposedly settled last August, but somehow remained ongoing despite numerous talks of shortly-upcoming settlements. Now, U.S. District Court Judge
Katherine Forrest, has declared "Trial is and will be on
May 28, 2013."
Whether the upcoming trial will face as many delays as the musical did remains to be seen, but it's probably safe to bet there'll will be fewer physical injuries involved.