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The Moscow city court refused to recognize “the Martian” plagiarism

Мосгорсуд отказался признать "Марсианина" плагиатом

The Moscow city court rejected the claim of screenwriter Michael Raskhodnikova, who claimed that Ridley Scott’s “Martian” — it is plagiarism. About this informed the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom on Monday, 4 April.

Thus the Moscow city court has upheld a similar decision of the Khamovniki court of Moscow, adopted in November 2015.

Writer had intended to recover from the creators of “Martian” 50 million rubles. The defendant was a 20th Century Fox Studio (representative office in CIS).

Consumables filed a lawsuit in late September 2015. He claimed that the script of “the Martian” largely coincides with his own, but his story he wrote earlier. The defendants stressed that stories about the exploration of Mars, when the planet is only one person — a lot.

The district judge indicated that “the Martian” is based on the book. According to Reshetnikova, the author of a novel inspired by his ideas. The lawsuit against the writer Andy Weir he, however, did not apply.

“Martian”, released October 8, talks about the expedition to Mars, during which because of sand storms on the planet one of the astronauts stays there alone. The main character was played by Matt Damon.

Filmography Raskhodnikova has only one project — filmed exactly according to the scenario of plagiarism which he accuses Fox. Russian painting of the same name “Martian” does not yet have the date of hire, and its Directors along with the writer was made by Alexander Kulikov and Alexander Karpov. In the tape starring Yuriy Tsurilo, Andrey Smolyakov and Maxim Vitorgan, and its budget amounted to 310 million rubles.

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