October 26, 2011 by staff
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court by writer Marcus Webb, who said the script for the hit movie Stallone, The Expendables is “very similar” and “in some places identical” to his script, entitled The Caper C?rdoba .
According to Reuters, the lawsuit claims that the caper C?rdoba was both a script and a short story that was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in June 2006.
The lawsuit also claims that the script was published by Webb for the consideration of production in Hollywood.
Stallone’s The Expendables film was traced, a film about mercenaries hired to defeat a military dictator. The film also starred legendary action hero Jet Li, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was released in 2010 by Lionsgate Entertainment.
According to the lawsuit, “The Cordoba Caper tells the story of an elite group of mercenaries hired to the defeat of General Garza, a rogue army general of a small country in Latin America.”
The details of the demand of many states similarities between the two films, including the sticking point in the case – “. A hostage rescue at sea, compared to a foreign shore, which has nothing to do with the main plot” showing the opening,
The lawsuit also details “there can be no doubt that Stallone and / or David Callaham (co-author of The Expendables) had access to and copy protectable elements of the script.”
Webb is the search for the potential gains from the production, distribution and performance of The Expendables, and the benefits of writing the script.
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