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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

James Cameron sued for $1 billion over Titanic 3D

IANS  Los Angeles, May 05, 2014
First Published: 14:07 IST(5/5/2014) | Last Updated: 14:40 IST(5/5/2014)

A woman, who claims that director James Cameron and studio executives at 20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures hijacked her idea to make the April 2012 release Titanic 3D, has reportedly sued them for $1 billion.

Faan Qin's lawsuit contends that Cameron and his partners copied her idea R.M.S. Titanic - The Experience, reports tmz.com.

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Faan said the moviemakers hijacked her idea for a 3D ride that recreates the experience of the cruise that crashed into an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.

Faan claims Cameron's 3D movie has made more than $343 million, but she wants three times that to teach the Hollywood titan a lesson, reports the website.

Cameron's movie on the real life incident released in 1997. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, it was a major success.

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