Really? Is this guy serious? C'mon! Obviously, this is a tale as old as time! A fable passed down for generations! And besides, who hasn't gotten blackout wasted in Thailand, only the wake up with a tattoo on your face, a drug-dealing monkey at your side and ping pong balls … well, let's just end it there, huh!
Still, Warner Bros. is now facing a THIRD lawsuit against their flick The Hangover II, this time from a man who claims the studio stole the story from his Asian adventures. According to Alan Rubin, who is representing himself, the concept was stolen from a script he had written about his outrageous life after he married a Japanese woman named Tamayo in 2007. In his complaint, he asserts:
"The production of Hangover 2 is not a complete 'literary' or 'artistic' works of the Hangover Defendants as credited in Hangover 2. In fact, the production of Hangover 2 was a result of infringement of the Plaintiff's treatment 'Mickey and Kirin' and exploitation of the private real life of Plaintiff in an insulting manner."
Dude, we hear ya, but get in line!
They just now cleaned up the mess with the tattoo artist who sued over the film using his design that he created for Mike Tyson in the film. And their still working on settling with a stunt man who allegedly suffered brain injuries during the making of the film. So your plagiarism allegations are just going to have to sit tight!