On Monday, the household of the writer whose article impressed the 1986 movie “Prime Gun” sued Paramount Footage for copyright infringement over this yr’s sequel and largest field workplace hit “Prime Gun: Maverick.”
The criticism by Shosh Yonay and Yuval Yonay — the writer’s widow and son — claims that the Paramount International unit did not reacquire the rights to Ehud Yonay’s “Prime Weapons” article earlier than the sequel was launched.
The lawsuit is in search of unspecified damages, together with blocking distribution of the movie and extra sequels, and earnings from “Prime Gun: Maverick”.
Talking to the BBC, lawyer Marc Toberoff, who's representing the Yonays, mentioned, “A lot as Paramount desires to fake in any other case, they made a sequel to Prime Gun after they misplaced their copyright.”
In a press release, Paramount mentioned, “These claims are with out benefit, and we are going to defend ourselves vigorously.”