Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Vin Diesel sued by former business partner who wants $275k cut from his upcoming film - even though they haven't worked together for NINE YEARS

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Vin Diesel is probably furious his former partner is trying to pull a fast one.
The 48-year-old is being sued by an ex business associate, according to TMZ.
George Zakk, who once ran the action star's production company One Race Films, claims he is owed a cut of the upcoming xXx sequel.

However the film producer has not been involved with the company since 2007.
In the court documents, Zakk claims that his original deal with Diesel entitles him to between $250k to $275k plus a producer's credit on each of his films.

The deal stood for films such as Chronicles of Riddick, The Pacifier and the original xXx in 2002.
But despite not working for Diesel in almost a decade, Zakk insists the agreement still entitles him to the same slice from xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, set for release next year.

The video production company was set up by Diesel in 1995, and was run by Zakk for 12 years until his departure.
Nevertheless, he is now suing Diesel for breach of contract. 
The company has credits in the last four Fast & Furious films, and will have in Fast 8 when it is released in 2017.
Vin recently made history by shooting Fast 8 in Cuba, making it the first American film to be shot in the Caribbean island nation.

His character in the franchise Dominic Toretto is said to have Cuban heritage, which the thrilled star referenced in a video which he shared on Instagram to mark the moment last month.   
We're at a place that nobody ever thought would be possible,' he said.
'We are in Havana, Cuba. And you can see how beautiful it is, with all these beautiful people. They didn't think it could be done. And we're here, we're doing it. And there is a lot of love here. 
'We're just really proud to be here, man,' he added. 'This is paradise. We're in Cuba, where the Torettos started. It's Fast 8.'
Scheduled for release on April 17, it also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Eva Mendes, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron and Scott Eastwood.
Besides 2006's Tokyo Drift, it will be the first film in the franchise not to star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in 2013.