Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Disturbia Lawsuit

Perhaps it was only a matter of time.

Spielberg ripped off Hitchcock classic: lawsuit
Monday September 8 4:15 PM ET

Steven Spielberg and major Hollywood studios stole the plot from Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film "Rear Window" in making last year's "Disturbia," a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday said.

Dreamworks, its parent company Viacom Inc, and Universal Pictures, a unit of General Electric Co's NBC Universal, are accused of copyright infringement and breach of contract for making "Disturbia" without first obtaining permission from the copyright holders, the suit said. For more ...

1 comment:

Tom Drew said...

A lawsuit?!? Really? Wasn't that sort of THE POINT of Disturbia, that it was a remake/homage/whatever to Rear Window?

God, I hate... stuff.