Cronenberg: 'Haggis Stole My Name'
Director DAVID CRONENBERG will never forgive PAUL HAGGIS for naming his 2005 Oscar-winning movie after his film CRASH. Cronenberg made Crash, a movie about people who get sexually excited by car accidents, back in 1996 and cannot forgive Haggis for stealing his title. The Eastern Promises filmmaker tells U.S. magazine Complex, "I've told (him) that he was an a**hole basically for doing that. And so have many other people. "It's very disrespectful, not only to me, but to J.G. Ballard, who wrote the book... I made my movie... in a very respectful way. Haggis just co-opted the title, and he knew what he was doing."