Godfather Game Lawsuit

Mario Puzo may be sleeping with Luca Brasi and the fishes since 1999, but his estate is not letting anyone horn in on his territory, as this report indicates that Anthony Puzo has filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures over revenue from the recent Godfather video game. The author's son claims the estate is due at least $1 million from the game, based on an agreement between his father and the movie studio in 1992 that was "to give Puzo a significant share of the revenue of any audio-visual products sold or rented with elements of the 'Godfather' movies." Paramount has not yet commented on the lawsuit, though in an interesting related note, EA has made it clear a sequel to the game is in the works.
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"Oh greed, what would we do without you? It's good to know that a guy who had nothing to do with development of the game deserves at least $1 million from its profits."

You idiot. This is the guy who wrote the freakin' book, and the game was based on the book!

If you wrote a book, and someone made a video game about it and it generated 10 million in revenue, you'd just allow the publisher execs and developers to have all 10 million as long as they invited you to dinner?? lol Sheesh, the story was like 80% of the game.

And that's not even mentioning the contract agreement they have that the movie studio breached.

" "Why wouldn't his estate be owed money"

"Because they had absolutely no part in creating it? His estate should get a job and innovate something new.""

Wow, more idiotic responses. What are you, 12 years old? Hmm, no part in creating it. Let's see, considering that 80% of the game was the story that he created, I'd say that he had a significant part in the creation of it.

I can't believe some of you guys. Yeah, let's have no protection of intellectual property. That should make things better. lol

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