Friday, October 16, 2015

John Carpenter wins lawsuit against Luc Besson – Screenrush

The director and producer Luc Besson was convicted of “counterfeiting” to John Carpenter. The EuropaCorp scenario “Lock Out” would take too many elements of “New York 1997″.

The Tribunal de grande instance de Paris agreed with the director John Carpenter and ordered the company EuropaCorp, Luc Besson for “infringement characterized”. The reason: the film Lock Out with Guy Pearce, released in April 2012 in France. He was considered by Carpenter as having many similarities with his New York in 1997.

Co-screenwriter Lockout, Luc Besson and the defendants were ordered to pay the sum of 20,000 euros to the director of counterfeit film, screenwriter 10,000 euros [John Carpenter and Nick Castle, Editor's note], and 50 000 to the transferee company operating rights.

That was it, “Lock Out “

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According to the minutes of the site l'Observatoire European Audiovisual , the court notes that the two films “have an athletic hero, rebellious and cynical, condemned – when he has a glorious past – to execute a prison sentence in a place separated from the rest of the world that is offered to go free the president of the United States or daughter held hostage in exchange for his freedom; (…) He found on the spot an old sidekick dies, succeeded in extremis the mission and keeps the end the secret documents recovered during a mission. “

John Carpenter himself -even made a far western remake of Rio Bravo Howard Hawks. This was his second film, Assault (Assault on Precinct 13) with the now largely forgotten Austin Stoker. New York in 1997 had already received a sequel, and she will soon be a prequel. As for JohnCarpenter, having released an album, he toured

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