Actor claims he is owed a share of takings from the hit 1993 film, in which he played a cryogenically frozen cop fighting crime in the future
Sylvester Stallone is suing Warner Bros for fraud, alleging that the studio intentionally concealed profits from the 1993 sci-fi film Demolition Man.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor filed the complaint through his company Rogue Marble productions. The suit alleges “outright and obviously intentional dishonesty” on the part of Warner Bros in its accounting of the film, with the result being that Stallone and Rogue Marble weren’t paid the profits they were owed.
“The motion picture studios are notoriously greedy,” states the complaint. “This one involves outright and obviously intentional dishonesty perpetrated against an international iconic talent. Here, WB decided it just wasn’t going to account to Rogue Marble on the film. WB just sat on the money owed to Rogue Marble for years and told itself, without any justification, that Rogue Marble was not owed any profits.”
Demolition Man (2017) – Warner Brothers (film) (ongoing)
In April 2017, Sylvester Stallone, through his company Rogue Marble Productions, brought a lawsuit against Warner Brothers regarding his contractual rights and owed profits for his acting role in the film, Demolition Man. Stallone’s complaint alleges breach of contract, accounting, money due to open books, fraud, and unfair business practices. The case is still ongoing but most recently Stallone had a significant win with the court overruling Warner’s demurrer, which allowed all of his claims, including fraud, to move forward.