Movie News: Warner Bros Slapped with GRAVITY Lawsuit

Written by Dominic Cuthbert Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Movie News

Getting your art sued is a good a mark of success as any. Why only recently The Matrix has been deemed not to have plagiarised a screenplay by Thomas Althouse. Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar winning sci-fi survival flick Gravity is now being sued by Tess Gerritsen.

Gerritsen, a successful American author, penned a novel of the same name in 1999, which concerns itself with a female astronaut struggling with disaster in space. Sound familiar? She’s demanded $10m plus damages, for what she’s described as her cut, along with a ‘based on the book by Tess Gerritsen’ credit.

Deadline have reported that the author had distanced herself from the film project and there are narrative differences, so is there grounds for fuss? What do you think, a just cause or too much too late?

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+1 #1 Paul Mount 2014-04-30 20:57
Crazy. She's got no chance. I actually read the book a few years back - it's great - but there's really no resemblance to the movie beyond the title.
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