- Plot twist: the company behind Dallas Buyers Club suing Australians for copyright infringement is itself being sued for ‘Godzilla’ copyright infringement!
- It’s reported that Toho, the owners of “Godzilla”, have filed a lawsuit against Voltage Pictures for “Colossal”, which it claims is an “unauthorised Godzilla film” of its own.
- Colossal reportedly stars Anne Hathaway as a woman who determines she is the only person who can stop a giant lizard from destroying Tokyo.
- Toho’s lawsuit reportedly claims that Voltage Pictures is using the Godzilla trademark and that the infringement is outrageous in light of its recent copyright infringement claims in Australia.
- In addition to monetary relief, Toho are seeking injunctive relief to stop Voltage Pictures from using Godzilla trademarks and images.
- Voltage Pictures recently won an Australian Federal Court case, as a result of which certain internet service providers will be required to give the details of 4,726 Australians who illegally downloaded Dallas Buyers Club.
- iiNet has reportedly offered to facilitate pro-bono legal services to those contacted by the studio. It’s reported that Voltage Pictures is currently looking for people to invest in Colossal at the Cannes Movie Festival.