Thursday, 21 August 2008

Death Race lawsuit

If the lukewarm reviews for Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race weren't bad enough, screenwriter Adam Stone has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in LA claiming that the forthcoming reboot of Death Race 2000 is based on a script he pitched to writer-director Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt. He's seeking a court order stopping the film's release. Stone claims that after the producers passed, Bolt made and kept a copy of his screenplay, Joust, to use as a "blueprint" for Anderson's revision of the script for Death Race. What with this and the Watchmen dispute, the winners are, almost inevitably, going to be the legal teams involved.

On a side note, my interview with Anderson can be found in the current issue of Fangoria.

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