The Rosemary's Baby moviemaker pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor at a party, but he fled to Europe on the eve of his sentencing in 1978, and American authorities have been trying to bring him back to face justice ever since.

He was arrested in Switzerland and threatened with extradition back to the U.S. in 2009, but he was eventually released, and in October (14), he was questioned by Polish police in Krakow after U.S. authorities asked for the 81 year old to be detained so he could be sent back to America.

He was again allowed to walk free, but Polish officials decided to take up a second extradition request in January (15), and the case is now in the hands of the courts.

Polanski testified at a hearing in Krakow in February (15) to voice his opposition to the move, and the judge subsequently decided to take more time to study documents submitted by the star's lawyers regarding the previous unsuccessful attempt to extradite the filmmaker from Switzerland.

On Thursday (09Apr15), Judge Dariusz Mazur decided to adjourn the case again, until 22 May (15), so court officials could obtain more evidence from U.S. authorities regarding their extradition request and seek copies of documents from their Swiss counterparts to help the judge reach a decision.

Under Polish law, if the court rules in favour of the extradition request, the final decision will be handed to the country's justice minister.