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Peters Hit With New Sexual Harassment Claims

29 November 2008 5:59 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood producer Jon Peters is facing more legal woes - he's been slapped with a sexual harassment lawsuit by male co-worker Brian Quintana.

The troubled Superman Returns moviemaker co-produced forthcoming sequel Superman: Man of Steel with Quintana.

But Quintana alleges he was subjected to numerous occasions of Peters' unacceptable behaviour throughout the project, including reportedly being touched inappropriately by the producer.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this week (ends28Nov08), claims there were "multiple instances where he was physically sexually harassed by Peters, including being groped by male individuals at Peters' behest".

The papers go on to state Peters would "wrestle and rough up (Quintana) in a sexual manner... fondle himself in front of (Quintana)... often place his hand on (Quintana's) leg in a sexual manner", as well as "touch" his buttocks, reports the New York Post's PageSix column.

Quintana further accuses Peters of demanding he "drive male individuals onto the set for the purposes of granting sexual favours for members of the cast and crew" and "cover up allegations that... Peters engaged in sexually inappropriate acts in front of children".

The court documents also claim Peters threatened to "break his legs" and fired Quintana when he refused to sign a legal declaration stating Peters had completed his community service sentence from a 2006 conviction for driving under the influence (DUI). He was ordered to complete 40 hours of community work following the incident.

A spokesperson for Peters had yet to return comment on the reports as WENN went to press.

Quintana's lawsuit is the latest of Peters' legal issues - he is also facing two sexual harassment suits filed by former female employees, and is reportedly in trouble with the law for violating his parole in relation to the DUI arrest.

Peters is scheduled to return to court on 16 January to address his alleged parole violations - including failure to complete an alcohol education program, not reporting to his probation officer, and failure to complete his community service. »

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Where’s Harry Potter?

22 July 2008 5:49 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Considering the insane popularity and success of the franchise, you’d assume Warner Brothers would make a real effort to promote the forthcoming sixth installment Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince.

However, they haven’t… so far. With just four months away from release, the studio has yet to unveil a full-fledged theatrical trailer or even a one-sheet for that matter.

All they’ve released are a few official photos and a 15-second teaser(!) shown in front of IMAX screenings of The Dark Knight. Interestingly, said teaser doesn’t even give a release date. It simply says, “Coming to IMAX.”


Now I’m not predicting this. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Warner Brothers opted to move Half-Blood Prince to Summer 2009 in the next few weeks. When you think about it, this makes perfect sense.

More than any other studio, WB is in dire need of tentpoles for next summer - thank you very much, »

- Jamie Williams

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Superman: Doomsday DVD Review

15 July 2008 5:28 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Superman: Doomsday is Not a Superman cartoon for the kiddies. On the contrary, this straight-to-dvd feature is pretty adult, a fact quickly established in the first ten minutes when Doomsday, the unstoppable devastator from the early 90’s “Death Of Superman” story-arc, brutally murders a team of Lexcorp researchers who unwittingly unearth him, while Lex Luthor himself puts a pistol to the head of a female assistant and blows her brains out.


Even Superman’s character gets bumped up from PG to PG-13 status in this flick. His relationship with Lois gets a modern, adult rendering, best illustrated in an early scene where the pair of them are alone in the Fortress of Solitude, swapping innuendo about the best way to do the horizontal tango without inflicting too much bodily harm to Lois. (What fanboy hasn’t pondered the physical mechanics of super-sex?)

But hey, sometimes a more adult tone is »

- Kofi Outlaw

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New Pics From Harry Potter 6

8 July 2008 9:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Here are some new stills from the upcoming Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, the sixth installment in the popular film franchise based on J.K. Rowling’s über-popular series of books.


Half Blood Prince covers the dark times as evil Lord Voldermort (Ralph Fiennes) is tightening his grip on both the wizard and muggle worlds. Hogwarts is no longer a haven for Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and friends, and even Dumbledore seems intent on preparing his wards for the war which lies before them

To me, these Harry Potter movies have gotten better and better as subsequent films have been released, and from what I hear, it’s much the same case for the books, too. I’ll be going to see Hpathbp (wow, that’s one long frickin acronym!) but really, I feel like this film is probably just going to be a seat-warmer for the two-part final installment, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. »

- Kofi Outlaw

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Brandon Routh Speaks On Superman: Man Of Steel

24 June 2008 9:13 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

…Only to tell us more of the same.

In a recent interview, Superman Returns star Brandon Routh said that the next chapter in the Superman-reboot will indeed start filming in 2009, and that a script is still being worked on as we speak (thank you WGA strike.) Let’s pray that if the filmmakers choose to dive back into the continuity established by Superman Returns, they spend the very first scene of Man Of Steel killing off that stupid ‘Son of Superman’ character. I’m seeing a Kryptonite canister placed in a child’s inhaler… (cue the sinister laughter.)


However, there was one interesting tidbit from the interview with Routh: when asked which film Warner Bros. was planning on completing first, Man Of Steel or the much-hyped Justice League, Routh had this to say:

“I think it seems as though [the 'Justice League' movie is] not happening, it’s on the »

- Kofi Outlaw

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