Mel Gibson has lost a lawsuit against Voltage Pictures. The director and actor filed a lawsuit at the Los Angeles District Court for the rights of the film The Professor and the Madman.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 62-year-old Gibson wanted the rights to be able to choose between two versions of the film. Producer Voltage Pictures and director Farhad Safinia both made their own version, but in the end it was decided for him which version was shown.
Gibson also wrote in the documents that recordings would be made in Oxford, but that the producers eventually chose the Library of Trinity College in Ireland. He wanted financial compensation for that, because the budget was exceeded by 1.2 million dollars.
Gibson, however, came to the short end. It is not the first time that Gibson was in court. With his ex Oksana Grigorieva he was on trial several times for alimony and because of alleged abuse by Gibson.
The film The Professor and the Madman is based on the book of the same name by Simon Winchester, which deals with the creation of The Oxford English Dictionary.