James Cameron sued for $1 billion over Titanic 3D

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  • Updated: May 05, 2014 02:40 IST
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    Kate Winslet looks stunning as she arrives at the Titanic 3D UK film premiere in London on March 27. (AP Photo)

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    Director James Cameron and actors Kate Winslet and Billy Zane pose at the premiere. (AP Photo)

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    James Cameron onstage to address the media. (AP Photo)

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    James Cameron poses for photographers during a press conference. (AP Photo)

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    Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a still from Titanic.

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    The re-release of Titanic comes after 15 years. (AP Photo)

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    US actor Billy Zane and Jasmina Hdagha smile at each other. (AP Photo)

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    James Cameron, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane arrive at the premiere. (AP Photo)

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.

Read Hollywood and its copycats: Gravity in plagiarism row

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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