British distributor TartanFilms announced yesterday that it intends to sue
Tartan said that it will suefor breach of contract and loss of profits amounting to some $3.6m (£2m) in the
In a written statement,Tartan said that Revolution had "attempt[ed] to renege on the distributioncontract for the
The film, which charts theups and downs of a young couple's relationship through eight sex scenes andnine musical interludes, was one of the hits of the
"I have no desire to turnRevolution into the Kim Basinger of the 21stCentury, but [Revolution] have to honour their deals," said Tartan chairman,Hamish McAlpine. Tartan's statement also said that itwill "sue back to the Stone Age" anyone who attempts to assume its rights in
"We had wanted Hamish to distribute Nine Songs, but hadn't agreed a deal. Then he was quoted in The Observer as saying: 'If Michael thinks I will bow to his desire to make cuts, he can think again,', said Winterbottom in a statement. "I explained that given that the film had been entirely financed by Revolution Films and that I had made it for fun rather than money that I didn't want to be distributed by someone who was telling me how to cut the film."
Winterbottom separately added that despite the disagreement over Nine Songs, Revolution is still hoping to work with Tartan on the distribution of Brit-art star Tracey Emin's forthcoming film Top Spot.