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James Cameron sued for $50m over Avatar

James Cameron sued for $50m over Avatar

Jul 1 2013, 10:18am CDT | by

James Cameron is being sued for $50 million by a British artist over claims he stole ideas for the film 'Avatar'. The director - whose 3D blockbuster became the highest grossing movie of all time,...

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James Cameron sued for $50m over Avatar

Jul 1 2013, 10:18am CDT | by

James Cameron is being sued for $50 million by a British artist over claims he stole ideas for the film 'Avatar'.

The director - whose 3D blockbuster became the highest grossing movie of all time, making more than $2.8 billion worldwide - has been accused of ''willful and deliberate copying, dissemination and exploitation'' by artist Roger Dean in a lawsuit filed last week.

Dean is claiming that Cameron must have studied his work before making 'Avatar' and that, in particular, the floating islands and massive trees on the fictional planet of Pandora heavily resemble his own paintings.

In legal documents, the artist - described in the papers as ''an international artist and designer, whose evocative and visionary images created a new genre of work'' - claims Cameron ''studied and referenced his art in preparation for the film''.

The papers continued: ''The similarities of each such work are substantial, continuing, and direct so as to rule out any accidental copying or similarity in scenes common to the genre.''

The artist also pointed out the similarities between the Tree of Life and the Home Tree of Avatar's fictional alien race, the Na'vi, and his works, Pathway and Floating Jungle.

Dean said his claims were backed up by ''numerous comments on the internet''.

Cameron - who won a best director Oscar for his earlier smash hit 'Titanic' - has said publicly that he first came up with the idea for 'Avatar' in 1995.

The director is currently working on two sequels, the first of which is expected to be released in 2015.

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Sep 1 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Empire Online

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Aug 16 2014 9:07am CDT | Source: imdb

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James Cameron’s ‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’ Can’t Surface An Audience In Specialty Box Office Debut

Aug 10 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: Deadline

James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D, a doc sponsored by National Geographic that features box-office king of the world Cameron diving to the deepest spot in the ocean, ran aground on the shoals of audience indifference in its debut in this weekend’s specialty box office.  Deepsea, directed by John Bruno with Ray Quint, opened in more than 300 locations Friday, a relatively big opening debut for a specialty release. But getting people into those 300+ theaters proved a challenge, ...
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Megan Fox On "Turtles" Sequel, "Fathom" Status

Aug 8 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

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Sequel Bits: ‘Avatar 2′, ‘Mission: Impossible 5′, ‘Texas Chainsaw 4′, ‘Fast & Furious 7′

Aug 1 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Ever wondered how one might bottle the sweet scent of a Sharknado? Tara Reid has the answer with her new fragrance, Shark By Tara. Really. Also after the jump: Simon Pegg reveals where and when M:I 5 will shoot Zoe Saldana talks a tiny bit about the Avatar sequels Also, Zoe Saldana hopes Spock and Uhura don’t break up The new Texas Chainsaw will follow Leatherface’s teen years Paranormal Activity ...
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Zoe Saldana in fighting spirit for Guardians of the Galaxy (with video)

Jul 31 2014 1:43pm CDT | Source: canada

LOS ANGELES — Zoe Saldana has carved out an impressive career playing sci-fi action characters. For instance, Saldana continues her Neytiri role in the upcoming James Cameron Avatar series while introducing Gamora in the outer space superhero comedy Guardi ...
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