Director Terrence Malick responds to claims of misused funds
"The Tree of Life" director Terrence Malick has responded to accusations from financiers that he failed to deliver a film as promised. To the Wonder director Terrence Malick has hit back at accusations that he misused funds for his long-gestating documentary Voyage of Time, as his lawyers filed a counter-claim in a New York court against his one-time financial backers. Seven Seas Partnership Limited, a Jersey-based financing outfit founded by Andreas Roald, launched legal action in July this year, alleging that they had paid Malick nearly $6-million towards a feature length film and two 45-minute Imax films, but that nothing had materialised.
When Seven Seas first took legal action, Malick's lawyer said "The claims of Seven Seas are without merit. The film was on budget, on schedule, and all funds were used appropriately." They have now followed up with their own filing, which alleges that Seven Seas "concocted the story told in its Complaint" as it "either ran out of, or never had, the funds necessary to meet its financing obligations".... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Mail & GuardianSimilar Stories