Sounds like the King Family wants more money.
Look for Jesse Jackson to negotiate a higher extortion fee.
That is what nearly the entire King Clan is about in my opinion. With the exception of one of the daughters, IIRC, they are all, and were (Queen Coretta, especially) grifters intent on $$$.
His family has been very non-commercial. On what are you basing this stereotyped comment.
Sounds like the King family is protecting the legacy of its patriarch. That’s what good families do.
I think the family wants some epic journey of a movie....with only pure thoughts of the guy, and a likely oscar-status for the movie and actor. Naturally, money would come out of such results.
The problem is...the deeper that you dig into the character....you have a man who is deep into the thought of where things are going. He’s not pure and clean. He has a message which generally stays the same from day one on. The minute you hint of some affectionate “other gal” in the story....things go downhill with the image.
The odds of any movie made in the next decade? Zero chance. Maybe when all of the current children are gone, and the next generation are the decision-makers....it’ll change. Eventually, the foundation will come into some battle situation where decisions are made because of serious cash flow problems.