Saturday, 30 April 2016
King Kong runs into legal trouble
It would seem that the upcoming Kong: Skull Island has run into some legal trouble according to The Hollywood Reporter. Legendary/Warner Bros. are being sued by Joe DeVito, a man who claims that he created the entire Skull Island universe years ago and had in fact pitched the idea to the studios themselves. He is alleging that his ideas have been stolen without credit or compensation and are being used as the basis for the upcoming 2017 blockbuster origin story.
With shooting well underway and a $190 million budget invested, you can bet Mr DeVito is going to receive a hefty settlement, but what does this mean for the reputation of Legendary and their planned LCU?(Legendary Cinematic Universe)
What do you think of these claims? Do you think Skull Island was stolen?