Los Angeles, Dec 31: Director Quentin Tarantino is facing a multi-million dollar copyright infringement lawsuit over his cult “Django Unchained”.The Pulp Fiction filmmaker has been named in legal action alongside bosses at The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures, amid allegations he stole the premise of the 2012 film from a script, called “Freedom”, written by Oscar Colvin, Jr and Torrance J Colvin, reported Variety. Also Read - Oscars 2020: Parasite Creates History by Being First South-Korean Film to Win, And May be This is Where 'Representation' Begins For The Academy!
“Before Django Freeman (Jamie Foxx’s character), there was an escaped slave named Jackson Freeman who desired to purchase his family’s freedom from a malevolent plantation owner,” reads the court papers, filed in Washington, DC.”Before Dr Schultz (Christoph Waltz’s character), there was Samson, another white man, who would assist Mr Freeman in his efforts to rescue his loved one(s) from slavery.”(Also Read: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson sued for stealing Ballers plot) Also Read - Quentin Tarantino objects to asset sale of TWC, says company owes him $4m in royalties
They also branded Tarantino an “admitted thief”, quoting him as stating, “I steal from every single movie ever made.” Tarantino, who claims to have made “Django Unchained” as a tribute to Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Italian film “Django”, has yet to comment on the lawsuit. Also Read - Quentin Tarantino Brings Together Leonardo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt For His Dream Hollywood Movie On Charles Manson