10/18/2016 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
“This Is Spinal Faucet” star and co-creator Harry Shearer says he is been getting the brief finish of the stick for the legendary film … to the tune of $125 million.
Shearer’s manufacturing firm simply filed go well with in opposition to Vivendi — which owns Common Studios — and handles accounting on all merchandise and music associated to the 1984 mockumentary. Based on docs, Vivendi claims the film’s four creators — Shearer, Michael McKean, Christopher Visitor and Rob Reiner — have been solely owed a whopping $81 for merch, and $98 for music gross sales … up till 2006.
Give it some thought … that is $179, cut up four methods! The numbers are astoundingly low, if the lawsuit is appropriate. Shearer — who additionally does a ton of voices on “The Simpsons” — has a two-part answer.
First, he desires Vivendi to fork over $125 mil. Then, he desires his personal firm, Century of Progress Productions, to take over the movie’s emblems.
Does not sound like they’re gonna do Stonehenge tomorrow.