Director Steven Spielberg is being sued for copyright infrigement by the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust which is the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film “Rear Window” that stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Dream Works and Paramount studios both has also been named in the lawsuit. The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust is suing them because they’re accusing them of making the movie “Disturbia” a thriller that stars Shia Labeouf, “Disburbia” has a similar plot and story to “Rear Window”, the company claims the film makers stole the plot ideas from Hitchcock’s original film.
Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart won the rights to get the film made in 1953, the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust says that Dream Works should have done the same.
Steven Spielberg did NOT direct, write or produce “Disturbia”, however, Spielberg did create story ideas to the film makers, that’s why he is named in the lawsuit although he didn’t make the film, he just came up with the story.
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Hollywood have been lawsuit happy lately. Get a freakin’ job people, there is more to life than money and these hollywood phonies already have enough of it.
Why sue Spielberg when he didn’t even make the film? BULLSHIT! The judge will probably dismiss this on Spielberg so he can be free of this.