From the Sunday Star Times: Film Director Peter Jackson wants a jury to decide whether The Lord of the Rings distributor New Line Cinema “wilfully, wantonly and maliciously” cheated him out of profits. Jackson’s production company, Wingnut Films, is suing New Line and its subsidiary Katja Motion Pictures, for allegedly failing to account for profits from the first film in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. A film industry expert believes the claim could run to tens of millions of dollars, with any outcome being used to settle claims for the two other Rings movies. [More]