Sunday, 30 June 2013

Artist Sues Cameron

British artist Roger Dean is suing Hollywood director James Cameron for $50m (£43m) over claims he copied ideas for the 3D blockbuster Avatar, which Cameron wrote, produced and directed (CLICK). In 40 years of creating science-fiction artwork, Dean has made the notion of islands floating in the sky his own. The similarities between his floating islands and the landscapes of Avatar have been commented on by fans of sci-fi art. It will be interesting to see how this case pans out. Cameron has already won two separate cases brought against him by scriptwriters. Avatar has made more than $2.8bn and is the highest-grossing film of all time. Shown is Zoe Saldana as Neytiri in Avatar (2009) ... er ... actually its Zoe Saldana's movements filmed by motion-capture cameras and morphed into a cute blue alien. What red-blooded, all-American paraplegic could resist those golden eyes and that swishing tail?


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