Posted on 02/18/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Harper Lee's estate has suffered another legal loss, according to the New York Times.

Back in 2008, Lee extended an agreement regarding the movie rights to To Kill A Mockingbird.

That deal gave the right to make any sequel or derivative movie to the successors and heirs of the makers of the original 1962 adaptation.

Before her death, Lee tried to revoke those rights; the filmmakers' heirs filed a counterclaim; and after several years, an arbitrator has found in favor of the filmmakers.

Lee's estate must pay an undisclosed amount to the heirs and at least has the right to sign off on any film adaptation of Go Set a Watchman.

The NY Times notes that the filmmakers said there are no sequel or remake plans in place — or even under consideration — however.

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