"Death Race" Remake Plagiarizes Another?

3910_dr1_1219262474.jpgPaul W.S. Anderson's Death Race, opening this Friday, is a remake of Roger Corman's cult classic Death Race 2000, but beyond the fact that it's a deadly race, it bears almost no similarity to the original. That means Anderson—who was given a "story by" credit—came up with the new story, right? Not according to this guy. Writer Adam Stone filed a lawsuit claiming that the movie ripped off his screenplay.

THR reports that Stone claims he pitched his screenplay called Joust to Anderson and Death Race producer Jeremy Bolt, but they passed on the project. Stone is accusing Bolt of making a copy of Joust and giving it to Anderson as a "blueprint" for Death Race, noting at least 39 elements in film that mirror his screenplay. He wants a court order to prevent the release of the movie. Can that be accomplished in two days?

Aug
20
2008
Arya Ponto • Contributor

As former Editor of JPP, Arya likes to entertain peeps with his thoughts on pop culture, when he's not busy watching Battle Royale for the 200th time. He lives in Brooklyn with a comic book collection that's always the most daunting thing to move with, and writes for Artboiled.com.

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