Where’s Stephen Sommers’ ‘Odd Thomas’? Lawsuit Provides Answers…

The Hollywood Reporter is sharing some shocking news regarding Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’ Odd Thomas, starring Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin and Willem Dafoe.

Says the site, the producers of Odd Thomas are suing several entities alleging that they failed to provide [a shocking] $35 million that would have gone toward marketing and distributing the movie and paying back production loans. Two Out of Ten Prods., known at TOOT, and Fusion Films filed their lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, naming as defendants Outsource Media Group Fund, ABS Investment Group, individuals Craig Chang and Mark Bishop, and Outsource Media Group. The latter, referred to as OMG in the lawsuit, is run by principals Bradley Holmes, Dan Reardon and Harrison Kordestani, an executive producer of lower-budget horrors and thrillers such as The Coffin, Already Dead, In a Dark Place and Intervention.

According to TOOT and Fusion, OMG pledged to spend $25 million on prints and advertising to support a release of Odd Thomas in the U.S. and another $10 million to partially refinance certain loans. Several deadlines came and went, but most of the money never materialized, according to the lawsuit, filed by the Law Offices of Alan S. Gutman in Beverly Hills. You can read more about the claim here.

Odd Thomas centers on a short-order cook named Odd Thomas (Yelchin) who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Timlin) and the local police (Dafoe) chief know.

  • Blood-Sicles

    Why in the hell would anyone put their $27 million dollar movie in the hands of an unestablished distributor? My guess would be the content towards the end of the book scared off all the big studios, but even that wouldn’t really stop it from doing well.