'Odd Thomas' with Anton Yelchin Delayed Indefinitely in Legal Dispute
If you look around online, you won't have to search too long before finding a working unofficial trailer for Odd Thomas, the adaptation of the Dean Koontz novel about a short-order cook named Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) and the local police chief (Willem Dafoe) know. Thomas can also spot malevolent forces called bodachs, who feed on pain and portent imminent death. When Odd sees them in spades surrounding a stranger, he finds himself in a race against time to avert a catastrophe. But don't count on seeing this flick anytime soon.
THR has word on a legal dispute from Two Out of Ten Productions (TOOT) and Fusion Films against Outsource Media Group Fund, ABS Investment Group, individuals Craig Chang and Mark Bishop, and Outsource Media Group. The lawsuit focuses on $25 million which should have been spent on prints and advertising to support a release of Odd Thomas in the U.S. and another $10 million to partially refinance certain loans. However, deadlines for that money to surface have passed, and producers are not happy.
This is simply bad news for the fans, because as long as this legal dispute is in play, the film definitely won't see release. We're not even sure if the film is complete yet, but it was trying on the Cannes Sales Market, so it at least has to be close to completion. If you check out the working trailer, the film doesn't look like a knockout, but with Yelchin in the lead, an interesting story and a supporting cast that includes Willem Dafoe and Patton Oswalt, we were at least provoked to see how the film from director Stephen Sommers (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, The Mummy) turned out. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Damn. I love me some Dean Koontz books, and was looking forward to this. Just disappointing.
Greg dinskisk on Jul 9, 2013
Great movie I really liked it.
Mitch-Cottrell Fbtwitter Comed on Jul 9, 2013
Odds of seeing this: 2:10.
DAVIDPD on Jul 9, 2013
More like One-out-of-Five! 😛
Akirakorn on Jul 9, 2013
Indeed. But you know less people would have got that.
DAVIDPD on Jul 9, 2013
It is complete. I've seen it and it seemed pretty complete to me. It's a funny little movie but I loved it! Anton Yelchin makes for a perfect Odd Thomas and the supporting cast is equally great. I really hope this dispute does not keep the movie shelved for too long.
Charlie M. on Jul 9, 2013
I loved the book series and was really looking forward to seeing it in the theater. I was totally disappointed when it was never released but luckily a friend of mine came across it on a torrent site and downloaded the whole thing for me. Now I prefer to buy the Bluray but with this movie never finding a home anywhere, I ended up copiing the avi file from him. My wife and I both thought the movie was well made.
Steve on Jul 9, 2013
Ah man i was really looking forward to this, i really loved the book
Daniel Sanchez on Jul 9, 2013
This movie needs to follow the footsteps of pirated tv shows that help it in the long run. You can find great copies on torrent sites.
Josh on Jul 9, 2013
i saw this movie and loved it. it's a shame about the delay.....money money money. they should go on that site for funding. i'll contribute a dollar.
Dabaki on Jul 9, 2013
Looks pretty decent, defo has a tv series vibe about it.
Carpola on Jul 10, 2013
I've seen this move, it is absolutely amazing. It is totally unlike the previous adaptations of his novels. It was so well done.
lolyypop123 on Jul 12, 2013
yeah watched it a month ago.. it was very good.. the ending owned bigtime
Dan Richards on Sep 3, 2013
How did you see it?
Kevin McNeese on Nov 11, 2013
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