Django Unchained lawsuit puts Quentin Tarantino in hot water.
Quentin Tarantino, The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures are accused of copyright infringement over the 2012 movie Django Unchained.
According to reports, the filmmakers and distributors of the slavery-revenge flick were listed as defendants in a lawsuit filed a week ago in federal court in Washington, D.C by Oscar Colvin, Jr. and his son Torrance J. Colvin. The Colvins argue that the defendants have infringed on the copyright of their screenplay "Freedom" arguing that there are several similarities to Quentin Tarantino's movie.
Apparently, the Colvins placed the script on Triggerstreet's script website and took the script to CAA and the Williams Morris Agency. But, the basis of the suit lies on the details and the key plot points. As Variety points out "The suit asserts that a key plot point, in which Django returns to free his wife (played by Washington) from her plantation owner (DiCaprio), was taken from Freedom: Returning to the hellish realm of the South to purchase the freedom of his loved one(s) with the assistance of a Caucasian in the South is the uniquely original beat that links Django Unchained to Freedom.'
There are a plethora of similarities between Freedom and Django Unchained,' the suit asserts. Defendants would call them coincidences, however, the intentional use of our work is neither an
accident nor coincidence.
The Colvins are asking for "hundreds of millions of dollars" in damages.
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