Monday, August 25, 2008

Hollywood sues Bollywood

According to a story posted this morning by UPI Warner Bros. has sued Mirchi Movies, seeking to stop the anticipated September 12 Indian release of the motion picture, "Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors."

No plot details are given in the UPI story, but this article on Rediff says that "Puttar" is about the adventures of a "10-year-old Indian boy whose family moves to England." An article by Eugene Novikov, posted Saturday on Cinematical, says any similarity starts and ends with the name: "The movie itself appears to be an action-adventure fantasy, about a resourceful kid who saves his dad's top secret computer chip from some burglars -- sort of like a modern, Indian Home Alone."

Well, speaking for myself, more work for lawyers is probably a good thing.

In the meantime, however, I may have to reconsider the proposed string of fantasy books that I've recently been plotting: My hero is Larry Otter, an otter of course, with magical powers, who befriends Don Weasel, a red-furred weasel, and Hermione the cat. Together they take on the evil Lord Hissalot, a snake, and a very evil wizard-lizard he is besides....


Jean-Luc Picard said...

Any similarities are purely coincidental!

Ben and Bennie said...

I'm suing. I had that idea yesterday morning...before coffee. Except the wizard-lizard was an iguana.