Fans of the Howard Stern Show know the King of All Media has been talking about remaking the 1982 teen sex comedy Porky‘s for decades. Things are finally progressing, as Howard Stern’s Porky’s is supposedly finally in the works and set to begin production in the not-too-distant future. But, as THR Esq.‘s Eriq Gardner uncovered, a new hurdle has just popped up. A company called Mola Entertainment claims they own the rights to make the next film in the franchise, after making an unheralded Porky’s flicked called Pimpin’ Pee Wee in 2009.
Stern, they say, will have to wait until 2014 for his version.
But company who owns the rights to the franchise, Lontano Investments, says not so fast.
[Lontano] claims the Porky’s remake required a $10 million budget to satisfy the deal.
Now, according to a lawsuit filed on March 23 in LA Superior Court, Mola seeks a judicial declaration that a $10 million budget wasn’t contractually obligated. Mola says that Lontana’s claims amount to a “transparent attempt to shakedown the company. There will be no Porky’s until the whole thing gets worked out in court.”