It's too late for an April's Fools joke, so I guess WB must be serious about this. Last year they went to court against a Bollywood comedy titled "Hari Puttar", for obvious reasons -- but failed. And now the newly announced Bollywood production is rumored to have a storyline similar to "Benjamin Button"? Come on. As if. But WB threatens to take to court any production with "a similar script, screenplay or storyline or character sketches or interplay of characters or sequence of event".
In my personal opinion this is doomed to fail. Pretty much EVERY horror-film, EVERY romantic comedy, EVERY damn action flick EVER MADE could be taken to court on these counts, and it is also, in my opinion, not hurting the film one bit, if there will be another film with a somewhat similar premise. And I don't believe the indian producers were planning to take Eric Roth's screenplay and work from that.
Wasn't there also a Bollywood film called "FIGHT CLUB", by the way?!
So what's the fuzz?
What's your opinion on this?
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk: Hollywood Warns Against Button Remake