Suit contends that Kevin Williamson gave up the rights to project in settlement over “Scream 4” falling-out
Kevin Williamson might have just encountered a legal scare worthy of his "Scream" films.
Williamson was slapped with a lawsuit by The Weinstein Company, which alleges that Williamson is wrongfully attempting to retain the rights to a film project called "Shadows."
Read the full lawsuit here.
According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Williamson and The Weinstein Company reached a settlement agreement in May 2010 releasing Williamson from his obligations for "Scream 4" in exchange for "substantial sums of money to which he would not otherwise have been entitled." (The settlement agreement stemmed from a dispute between Williamson and Weinstein over an alleged breach of obligations.)
The suit claims that the agreement includes the stipulation that Weinstein would receive the exclusive right to exploit a film project called "Shadows."
However, according to the suit, Williamson argues that the agreement merely guarantees him to certain financial payments in regard to Shadows," and contends that he is the sole owner of "Shadows."
Williamson's agent and attorney have not yet responded to TheWrap's requests for comment.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.