I mean, just because your agents didn’t work a good back-end deal (no pun intended) for your work in Brokeback Mountain, you NOW want to sue for $10M in damages?
Quaid said in the lawsuit that he originally was approached in 2004 by director Ang Lee, who told him, “We can’t pay anything, we have very little money, everyone is making a sacrifice to make this film.” Quaid charged in the lawsuit that he was the victim of a “movie laundering” scheme.
Look, every time you do a low budget feature film (and yes, a film like Brokeback Mountain, shot for around $15M, IS considered a low budget indie, EVEN IF a studio backs it), it is the job of your AGENT to be sure you have points on the back-end in case the film gets wide release (good lord with the double entendres), especially when you work below quote on the project.
Sue your agent. Not the filmmakers.