Sunday, December 11, 2011
James Cameron prosecuted for stealing Avatar idea - By: Sanna Nasser Sheikh
A new lawsuit has claimed that James Cameron stole the story of his mega blockbuster Avatar from a science fiction weed. He had once worked with the filmmaker’s production company. Eric Ryder was furious after the momentous success of Avatar in 2009. It breaks all the records and made a business a lot in box office.
Eric Ryder is going to indicate the Canadian film director insisting that he came up with a movie called KRZ 2068 back in 1997, which was an environmentally themed 3D classic about a corporation’s colonization and plundering of a distant moon’s lavish and astonishing natural setting.
Ryder claimed that the movie also involved self-contained robotic exterior suits, which house a single human operator, just like in Avatar.
According to the suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Ryder claims his representatives pitched the movie idea to Cameron’s production company back in 1999 and they had multiple serious meetings with high-ranking executives about the development of the project.
But in 2002, the company officially stop working on the project telling him that no one would watch an environmentally themed feature length science fiction movie.
In his suit, Ryder claims he complained to Cameron’s people in 2009 but they finally got back to him earlier this year and told him that the 57-year-old filmmaker had written the story before 1999.
Ryder said, Cameron’s people are lying claiming that there are way too many similarities between the two projects including one of the characters played by Sigourney Weaver.