Frank Darabont is one of the most under rated filmmakers currently working. His work on The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, and Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors are constantly ranked at the top of every list they appear on.
Sure, he’s also the man behind the Indiana Jones in a Fridge sequence, but whatever. Everyone makes a mistake from time to time.
Well, AMC is making the mistake, currently. They’re not paying Frank Darabont for the work he did on Walking Dead. According to Deadline, the agreement that Darabont and AMC contractually came to initially was that Darabont would see a portion of whatever the profits were from Walking Dead. Reports have AMC running Walking Dead with a purposefully low budget as to not gain profitability. This is a known business tactic. It’s deplorable, but it’s recognized.
Darabont isn’t just suing for the profits of The Walking Dead, he’s also suing for the profits of the talk show the Talking Dead, and the proposed spin off Walking Dead show.
It seems black and white that the Walking Dead is making money and fairly obvious that Darabont should see a part of it. But you never know in a world that is run by red tape, corporations, and douchebags.