Every 27 years, Hollywood has to make a version of It. And if the original TV miniseries producers aren’t consulted, Derry is doomed. Larry Sanitsky, a producer on the It TV miniseries, is suing Warner Bros. for breach of contract. The suit alleges that when he and fellow producer Frank Konigsberg left production on the 1990 Stephen King adaptation, they signed a deal which guaranteed them backend participation and rights to involvement on sequels, spin-offs, or remakes. According to Variety, the suit also claims the WB owes the producers at least $1 million in profit participation on the miniseries. The movie version of It, on which Sanitsky was never consulted, grossed $700 million worldwide.
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