James Cameron moves to dismiss Avatar lawsuit
Filmmaker James Cameron has asked a judge to dismiss a $2.5 billion lawsuit against Avatar.hollywood Updated: Jul 17, 2012 17:59 IST
Filmmaker James Cameron has asked a judge to dismiss a $2.5 billion lawsuit against Avatar, filed by a screenwriter, who alleged that it shares key plot details with his work.
Sci-fi screenwriter Bryant Moore filed suit against Cameron late last year, claiming the moviemaker based his highly-successful film on his scripts for two projects called Aquatica and Descendants: The Pollination. Moore is demanding billions of dollars in damages, reports tmz.com.
Cameron has now filed his own legal documents in a bid to have the case thrown out, insisting Avatar plot and characters are completely different to Moore's projects.