The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Exorcist is suing Warner Brothers bosses amid allegations of unpaid profits.
Author William Peter Blatty, who wrote the book the 1973 horror film was based on, claims studio executives have refused to allow him access to inspect their accounting books to determine the movie's total gross.
Their actions have prompted Blatty to believe he has been cheated out of profits and he filed suit in a U.S. federal court on Friday (03Sep10), asking a judge to force Warner Bros. to show him their records.
Blatty's lawyer, Eric George, insists The Exorcist film grossed more than $400 million (£266.7 million) at the global box office and he is helping the writer fight for unspecified damages, reports