Star Wars firm Lucasfilm must pay 'failed' Darth Vader film damages
A film-maker who sued Stars Wars producers Lucasfilm for blocking plans to make a film about Darth Vader has won almost £39,500 in damages. Marc John, 46, of Buckinghamshire, claimed he was stopped from beaming a live interview with actor David Prowse to 1,200 cinemas. He claims the film would have made about £3m, with his share worth £1.35m.
A High Court judge ruled Mr John could have made the film but for Lucasfilm's interference.
Mr John, of Thornley Close, Aylesbury, claimed the Darth Vader interview and other scenes from the "For the Love of the Force" Star Wars convention in Manchester would have netted him a seven-figure sum. It would have been broadcast in December 2015, just prior to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when anticipation and hype for the franchise was "sky high", his legal team said.
26th March 2018