13 Movies That Were Sued into Oblivion
Whether these movies “borrowed from” or were “inspired by” some previous works or not, they still found themselves on the business end of a lawsuit. Time to activate the best lawyer your studio can afford, and plead your case. And from the looks of these cases, the thievery claims aren’t always about the story itself. Architects, sculptors, and tattoo artists are on the lookout for their work in your work, so don’t just go filming any old prop, set dressing, or design.
Oh, and if your movie is “based on true events,” you might want to check in with any still-living people you’d like to portray. They might have some serious objections to the light you’ve cast them in. They say that it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission, but when forgiveness ends up costing you millions of dollars, maybe permission really was the easier (and cheaper) route. Look, we’re just trying to save you some serious legal headaches here. We’ve done the research, and we just don’t want to see your project among these 13 movies that were sued into oblivion.