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Archive for September 18th, 2012

Apes director Wyatt exiting sequel?

by on Sep.18, 2012, under General News

Rumors are swirling that Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt may be exiting from the sequel, titled Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, amid concerns of being able to make the already scheduled release date of May 23rd, 2014.

Given similar circumstances surrounding the exit of Gary Ross from The Hunger Games franchise (although I think it was more than the schedule there), are studios getting to aggressive with their slates in order to schedule their profits?

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US District court: Avatar was not a rip off

by on Sep.18, 2012, under Movies

When Avatar destroyed box offices all over the world, James Cameron suddenly found himself the target of many lawsuits claiming that the movie ripped off their own stories. Now there is at least one less.

A U.S. District court tossed out a lawsuit filed by Elijah Schkeiban, who claimed that Avatar ripped off his novel (and a screenplay that never got produced) called Bats And Butterflies. But the judge said that the two were not substantially similar, and even after allowing Schkeiban to amend his complaint several times to provide more facts, but he never did, and now it appears that his suit is effectively dead.

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