Warner Brothers Threatens Bollywood’s Answer to ‘Benjamin Button’

Monday, Apr 6, 2009

Advertisements placed by Warner Brothers warned Bollywood film producers not to proceed with a planned Hindi remake of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Agence France-Press reported.

Last month, The Times of India said that the Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai would star in a film called “Action Replay,” about a man who ages in reverse. The plot appears to mirror “Benjamin Button,” the David Fincher film that starred Brad Pitt as a man who is born elderly and dies as a baby; that movie was co-produced by Warner Brothers and Paramount.

In the advertisements, which appeared in The Times of India and local trade publications on Monday, a New Delhi law firm said that it would pursue legal action against any film made “either in English or Hindi or other language, having a similar script, screenplay or story line or character sketches or interplay of characters or sequence of events” to “Benjamin Button,” according to Agence France-Press.
Source: The NY Times