British Filmmaker Found Guilty Of Tax Fraud Involving 3D Horror Comedy ‘Eldorado’

By | Thursday June 6, 2013 @ 4:14am PDT

As UK authorities increasingly crack down on tax abuse within the film business, a London crown court on Wednesday found British director-writer-producer Richard Driscoll guilty of a £1.5M VAT fraud. According to HM Revenue & Customs (the UK’s IRS), Driscoll “falsified invoices for the costs of making films in order to reclaim VAT back that he was not entitled to and set up a number of associated companies that were used purely to commit the crime.” The films in question included Eldorado, touted as the first modern British movie shot in 3D. A comedy/horror/musical, it is said to have featured Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Jeff Fahey, Steve Guttenberg and former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy, with narration by Peter O’Toole. It was never released theatrically, but a DVD is listed for sale on Amazon in the UK, also under the title Highway To Hell. Two other films in connection with the case, Read More »

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Bill Paxton In Talks To Direct ‘Kung Fu’

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 3:18pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Paxton is in talks to direct Kung Fu, a screen adaptation  of the classic 1972 TV series that starred David Carradine. Paxton, who’s coming off a run in the HBO series Big Love, gets the job after helming … Read More »

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Quentin Tarantino Setting Don Johnson For ‘Django Unchained’

Mike Fleming

Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino has offered the role of wealthy plantation owner Spencer Bennett to Don Johnson, and they are negotiating for Johnson to join a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and … Read More »

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