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ANOTHER Person Suing James Cameron For Stealing The Idea For Avatar!

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We came up with an idea about blue aliens too! Maybe we should try to get some of that Avatar $$$!!!!!! Ha!

Waaaay back in March 2010, author Zhoe Shaomou was claiming that James Cameron took the idea for Avatar directly from his 1997 novel Tale of the Blue Crows…and he was looking for $145 million in copyright infringement money.

That was the last we heard about THAT lawsuit.

Now, sci-fi enthusiast Eric Ryder is suing James because he claims he came up with the idea for Avatar while working for Cameron's production company back in 1997.

According to Ryder, he came up with a movie concept called KRZ 2068, which was an "environmentally themed 3-D epic about a corporation's colonization and plundering of a distant moon's lush and wondrous natural setting."

Ryder also says he came up with the idea of "self-contained robotic exterior suits which house a single human operator," which are featured in Avatar.

The lawsuit claims that Ryder's reps had lots of meetings with Cameron's company back in '99, but then in 2002, the company said "no one would go see an environmentally themed feature length science fiction movie."

If it is true, then this guy should definitely get properly compensated….but we're thinking he's gonna need some CONCRETE evidence if he thinks he's got ANY chance in hell against James Cameron's lawyers!

What do U think? Was the idea for Avatar stolen???

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12 comments to “ANOTHER Person Suing James Cameron For Stealing The Idea For Avatar!”



  1. 1

    fix your teeth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  2. 2

    Really thats funny because Avatar story is exactly the same as Pocahontas!!!!!!!



  3. 3

    @Widadita, you beat me to it. Yuck! They must not have even been cleaned in years.



  4. 4

    His teeth are alright.
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    He has natural teeth.
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    Not the $50,000+ set of Hollywood's idea of a set of teeth.



  5. 5

    I watched Avatar back in the 90s, when it was called Dances with Wolves.



  6. 6

    Yeah he stole the idea for mech suits, which kind of resemble the same mechanics as the ones from the alien series. Yep, I can see the money just rolling in off this one. And no offense, the last people who should ever be making fun of someones looks are forum nerds.



  7. 7

    Yeah, with his money you would think he would fix his ugly mug…dude, chemical peel your nasty skin, get bonding done on your teeth and wear hats to cover that ugly thinning hair….damn….he is CLUELESS….gross.



  8. 8

    ummm, prettysure Avatar is just Pocahontas with blue people!!!



  9. 9

    Just b/c the characters look like Indians does not mean he copied Pocahontas I mean did you watch either movie their nothing alike if anything he copied Ferngully



  10. 10

    Well the idea is definately stolen…Because they paid off the other guy lol.



  11. 11

    Anyone ever see Ferngully??? He ripped that off too!



  12. 12

    Ferngully and Disney's Pocahontas are very similar to Avatar. I never thought the plot was original, just the technology used to tell the story.