Paramount Pictures is being sued by the family of the writer who penned the original 1983 story that 1986’s 탑 건 is based on.
Shosh and Yuval Yonay, self-declared “heirs” of aforementioned author Ehu Yonay, accused the studio — in a document filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court — of a “conscious failure to re-acquire the requisite film and ancillary rights to the Yonays’ copyrighted Story prior to the completion and release of their derivative 2022 Sequel.”
The plaintiffs alleged that Paramount violated the copyright by completing the sequel — 탑 건: 매버릭, which was released on May 27 — in May 2021, more than a year after the copyright to the story had “reverted to the Yonays under the Copyright Act” 1월에 2020.
“Paramount deliberately ignored this, thumbing its nose at the statute,” reads the document, which was obtained by PEOPLE on Monday.
The Yonays are seeking unspecified damages, “including pre-judgment interest they sustained and will sustain, and any income, gains, profits, and advantages obtained by Paramount as a result of its wrongful acts alleged” as outlined in the document, 게다가 “maximum statutory damages recoverable” and their attorneys’ fees.
성명서에서, Paramount said: “These claims are without merit, and we will defend ourselves vigorously.”
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매버릭 줍다 30 years after Pete “매버릭” Mitchell’s (톰 크루즈) graduation from TOPGUN Naval aviation program, when he is called back as an instructor for the elite fliers.
에서 10 days the film has been in theaters, 매버릭 has grossed over $291 million at the domestic box office and $257 million internationally, 위해 global total of $548.6 백만.
The action flick earned an estimated $124 million at the domestic box office in its first three days alone, becoming Cruise’s biggest opening weekend 아직, ~에 따르면 다양성. It was also the movie star’s first film to debut to more than $100 백만.
관련 영상: 탑 건: 매버릭 별 톰 크루즈, 존 햄, Miles Teller and More on Filming the “Love Letter to Aviation”
매버릭 감독 Joe Kosinski 최근에 말한 Polygon that giving Cruise “an emotional reason to return to” his iconic character more than three decades later “was honestly the element that really grabbed Tom,” after an initial hesitance to make another 탑 건 영화.
“The second thing was, what’s Maverick been doing?” added Kosinski, 48. “And this is kind of my own passion, 알 잖아, coming through and pitching the Darkstar sequence [in the beginning], just being someone who has always loved airplanes and aerospace and studied aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering and loved The Right Stuff.”
“So the idea of finding him as a test pilot on the bleeding edge of what’s possible seemed to me like the perfect way to find him, and Tom loved that,” 감독이 말했다.
탑 건: 매버릭 지금 극장에서 상영중.