The W
Views: 100781237
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
23.11.07 2052
The 7 - Random - Matrix star sues Matrix movie
This thread has 52 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(2269 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (6 total)
XPacArmy
Frankfurter
Level: 59

Posts: 17/848
EXP: 1602801
For next: 70337

Since: 13.5.03
From: Woodbridge, VA

Since last post: 383 days
Last activity: 380 days
#1 Posted on 21.5.03 0455.14
Reposted on: 21.5.10 0459.01
Credit: Scifi.com

Matrix actor Marcus Chong (Tank) sued the filmmakers for allegedly reneging on a promise to recast him in the sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, the Reuters news service reported. The lawsuit, filed on May 16 in Los Angeles Superior Court, accused Warner Brothers and parent company AOL Time Warner, as well as the film's producers, of breaching a 1998 oral agreement and a 2000 contract to revive his character in the two sequels and of slandering him, the news service reported.

Chong, 35, accused the filmmakers of "intentionally publishing numerous false statements ... that he was a terrorist" and of conspiring to blackball him in Hollywood, the suit alleges.

A bail receipt document posted on a fan Web site shows that Chong was arrested on Oct. 18, 2000, for allegedly making threats, five days after his salary negotiations with the studio collapsed, Reuters reported. Film industry sources told Reuters that the actor made repeated phone calls of a harassing nature to the filmmakers after his salary demands were not met. Tank was subsequently written out of the sequels and replaced with a character named Link, played by Harold Perrineau Jr.

A Warner spokesman and a spokeswoman for writer/directors Andy and Larry Wachowski declined to comment to Reuters on the pending litigation. The Matrix Reloaded is currently in theaters.
Promote this thread!
tomvejada
Andouille
Level: 91

Posts: 1874/2247
EXP: 7308839
For next: 160102

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 4105 days
Last activity: 4105 days
#2 Posted on 21.5.03 0807.11
Reposted on: 21.5.10 0810.18
Also of note, Marcus Chong is the adopted son of Thomas Chong of Cheech and Chong fame. Things haven't been good for the Chong family lately.

I'm suspicious at the timing of this lawsuit.



(edited by tomvejada on 21.5.03 1053)
JST
Toulouse
Level: 70

Posts: 260/1213
EXP: 2893163
For next: 122663

Since: 20.1.02
From: Quebec City, CAN

Since last post: 83 days
Last activity: 8 hours
#3 Posted on 21.5.03 1742.47
Reposted on: 21.5.10 1745.52
I thought Tank was played by Esai Morales.
uberlou
Merguez
Level: 55

Posts: 137/712
EXP: 1240002
For next: 74196

Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, Cali

Since last post: 1649 days
Last activity: 1420 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 21.5.03 2150.56
Reposted on: 21.5.10 2151.40

    Originally posted by Tod deKindes
    I thought Tank was played by Esai Morales.


I thought that too. But they just look alot alike:

Marcus Chong
Esai Morales

...and maybe the third member to complete the trifecta, Sonny Siaki?

Scott Summets
Sujuk
Level: 64

Posts: 784/1008
EXP: 2154595
For next: 59514

Since: 27.6.02

Since last post: 3937 days
Last activity: 3905 days
#5 Posted on 24.5.03 0058.47
Reposted on: 24.5.10 0059.01
I wish they explained how Tank died rather than Link simply saying "Tank and Dozer made me promise to do this!" I assume his injuries from getting shot in the first one maybe did him in, but it would be nice for them to say so.... but I doubt they will in part 3.
Oliver
Scrapple
Level: 127

Posts: 384/4954
EXP: 23492784
For next: 233847

Since: 20.6.02
From: Kolob

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 11 min.
#6 Posted on 27.5.03 1953.02
Reposted on: 27.5.10 1954.47

    Originally posted by Scott Summets
    I wish they explained how Tank died rather than Link simply saying "Tank and Dozer made me promise to do this!" I assume his injuries from getting shot in the first one maybe did him in, but it would be nice for them to say so.... but I doubt they will in part 3.
I liked Tank better than Link. Call me weird, but Link was, well...the weakest link in Morpheus' crew this time around.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: ANDREW DANJUMBO (While you were out)
Next thread: Annika Sorenstam
Previous thread: Joss on the Cordy situation
(2269 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: The Matrix: Reloaded reviewed. - Matrix Reloaded - Matrix Star Problems - More...
The 7 - Random - Matrix star sues Matrix movieRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.217 seconds.