Julie Taymor’s lawsuit against the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is turning into a high-stakes game. Why else would the producers file countersuit against the former director over such ridiculous claims?
The countersuit claims that Taymor is essentially trying to sabotage the show. But countersuits are usually filed for another reason–to financially wear down the opposition and get better settlement terms.
Taymor has the backing of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Inc., which has been representing the director. But the producers are suing them too, on equally specious grounds–violating federal antitrust laws.