Terrence Malick's long-in-production documentary project "Voyage of Time" has been hit by a lawsuit from one of its backers.
London-based backer Seven Seas Partnership, which provided just over half of the $6 million in financing, has charged that Malick failed to make the promised trilogy of documentaries about the history of the universe.
It's also alleged he used investor cash on other projects like his recent film "To the Wonder". Malick's Sycamore Pictures was supposed to make the trilogy, which consisted of two 45 minute IMAX films AND a feature-length movie. There was also a due date on their delivery - May 2013.
Seven Seas' Dan Webb says: "Sycamore consistently misrepresented that production of these films was moving forward for years, but now has missed production deadlines and blown through $6 million with little to show for it Yet during the six years he was supposed to be filming ‘Voyage,' Malick has finished four other films, and Sycamore is now stonewalling our right under the contract to full access to everything relating to the development or production of the ‘Voyage' films."
This is another blow for the project following Oscar-winning special-effects artist Douglas Trumbull walking off the film back in November.
Source: The New York Post