When will the Kardashians finally return to the big screen?
MTV News headline KIMBERLY, N.C. — When will the Kardashian family finally return?
That question is at the heart of a $300 million lawsuit filed by a group of family members and their attorneys over a movie that will air in theaters in early 2018.
Kardashian, her sister Kim, and her husband Kanye West are being sued over allegations they conspired to prevent a planned $100 million release of a remake of the classic 1950s Western, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York accuses the defendants of violating the Family Entertainment Act by failing to produce a “compelling” sequel to “Rocky Horror Picture.”
In January, the group of plaintiffs said it would sue over “The Rock” remake.
In their lawsuit, which cites the movie as a “damning indictment of Hollywood,” the Kardashian-Wests and the film’s producers, Lionsgate, have accused the filmmakers of misleading fans about the nature of the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs allege that Lionsgate “unlawfully obtained confidential information about Plaintiffs from Lionsgate’s own lawyers and then failed to disclose that confidential information to Plaintiffs prior to the production of the film,” the lawsuit says.
Lionsgate “violated Plaintiffs’ rights by willfully failing to provide Plaintiffs with the information in violation of the Family Family Entertainment Protection Act, the False Claims Act, and the Communications Decency Act,” the complaint says.
The lawsuit also accuses Lionsgate of misleading its distributors and viewers by failing “to include a statement of facts in advance of a theatrical release.”
It’s not clear whether the lawsuit will move forward.
If successful, it could potentially affect the fate of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” a film about a group who move to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams.
The film was scheduled to be released in theaters March 19.