So Juan Luis Garcia will be taking Spike Lee to court after all. At the end of last year, just as Lee's Oldboy remake was hitting our screens, a story surfaced that Garcia- a prominent graphic designer- had written an open letter to the director which claimed that his designs had been used for the film's advertising campaign without ever being paid for. Lee responded to the letter as follows.
Fair enough, if Lee is to be believed, but the evidence speaks for itself:
Well whatever the case, the lawsuit has indeed been filed and a date in court will be set. According to Garcia's lawyer, Lee and his production company were allegedly given:
access to the posters, and offered Defendants the opportunity to use them to market their film, with the condition precedent that they pay Plaintiff for such use. Defendants never paid Plaintiff.
It'll be interesting to see how this one pans out. We'll be sure to keep you posted.