It was deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's favorite movie and had indie darling Kevin Smith attached to direct it, but now the reboot of The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension seems to be in a bit of trouble.
Kevin Smith was pumped to reboot the '80s classic, but has clearly and decisively quit after it emerged that MGM is suing Buckaroo Banzai creators Earl Mac Rauch and W.D. Richter for the creative rights to the movie.
"I'm not saying anyone is wrong in this situation. What I'm saying, respectively to all parties involved, I'm out.
I'm no longer involved. I don't wish anyone harm. I wish all parties well. I hope those dudes come to an agreement, and if they do and still want me involved down the road, I'll be here."
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If you've never seen the 1984 cult oddity that is Buckaroo Banzai, check out the trailer: It's like a Firefly-Back-to-the-Future-Doctor-Who...
Let's hope that the legal issues surrounding the creative property of Buckaroo Banzai are resolved so that Kevin Smith can get back on board with this reboot he's been looking forward to for so long.