Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2005 10:44 AM | Contributed by supermandl
A filmmaker associated with "Assault of the Killer Bimbos" says that Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" was his idea, not something based on the theme park ride. He has filed suit against the company seeking a cut of profits from the film. He has no lawyer.
Read more from WKMG/Orlando.
-- "You stole my stor-y!"
When I started seeing it, I literally had tears in my eyes...
Nice grammar feller! ;) Uh, good luck?
[caution, don't read this if you are still planning to watch Secret Window]
What's really funny is that Johnny Depp turned out to be a looney toon in that movie... ;)
My guess is that this guy has the IQ of a lamp post. His previous work being "Assault of the Killer Bimbos" and the fact that he "has no lawyer" says it all.
2Hostyl - Way to connect the dots with Johnny Depp, Secret Window and this story. I got a chuckle out of it. Maybe we can start a new game: Six Degrees of Frivolous Lawsuits.
As the owner of a lamp post I'm quite fond of, I find that comment offensive. My lamp post never tried to sue anybody.
My guess is that this guy has the IQ of a lamp post.
<<Secret Window is on HBO at 12:15(CST) today>>*** This post was edited by Vernon 2/1/2005 1:11:39 PM ***
I was visiting my grandmother who lives in Altamonte Springs just this past November and this guy sounds like he fits right in with the people who live in that city. They are some the the craziest people I have ever seen in my life. Which is why we are trying to get my grandmother to sell her house and either move up here to Ohio with my family or to move to Laguna Beach with my cousin. (If she is smart she will move in with my cousin)
and at the lamp posts own website here...
I'm going to keep an eye on this story and see if this unnamed published book of his really exists and if it contains the story eliments from the film before I judge him to be a scam artist.
Disney has been dried up creativly for years (see Hildago, the Alamo, Around the World in 80 days). For them to suddenly have this huge successful film seems odd to me. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if there was indeed some intellectual theft from someone inside.
edit grammar.*** This post was edited by Rihard 2/1/2005 2:09:50 PM ***
Judging from Matthews past works (found here http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558595/ ) this is likely going to be somehow resolved out of court, but since the short was never released publicly, Matthews likely will lose the case.
Also technically since Matthews came up with the movie AFTER the ride was designed, Disney could turn around and sue Matthews for stealing the idea from their ride. EDIT: Also Matthews would have to prove that the short was indeed filmed 10 years ago, it could have been filmed in the time after PoC was released.
(Note: Mod's feel free to edit to fix the link - I use firefox so I don't get those nifty features)
*** This post was edited by UdoTch 2/1/2005 3:06:08 PM ***
How many pirate movies have you ever seen where the governer's daughter is not kidnapped and taken on board the pirate's ship?
You must be logged in to post