Todd Miller, the director of the
But an intense legal fight over control of the massive skeleton kicked off shortly after the discovery. The bones were seized by the federal government, on grounds that Larson and his Black Hills Institute didn't have the right to possess them.
The fight involved the FBI, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and a landowner, Maurice Williams, on whose property the bones were discovered.
Larson and his colleagues were eventually indicted on charges connected to the discovery and sale of fossils, but the legal case was unrelated to the T-rex discovery. He was sent to prison for 18 months.
After its premiere, the film attracted major buyer attention -- including interest from IFC, HBO,