Why is it that whenever a director comes out with a successful film, someone always claims that the story was stolen from them years after it’s released? This scenario has reared its ugly head again and this time it’s directed towards Quentin Tarantino and his Kung Fu homage, Kill Bill Volumes One and Two.
According to The Herald Sun, a lawsuit was filed on Monday on behalf of Dannez Hunter, a man who claims that over ten years ago he submitted a concept for a film to Miramax centering on a character named Ren. He says that the main plot points to his story about Ren witnessing her mother’s murder were used in Tarantino’s blockbuster ninja flick. He’s suing for over one million dollars, not only for the film, but also because he was turned down for a job at the studio due to his ethnic background.
He stated, he “was never given a return phone call, as numerous similar situated less qualified Jewish and white people were bestowed job after job after job.”
Wow, with such a crude blanket statement no wonder he didn’t get the job. This case sounds more like a personal vendetta than anything else. He claims to want credit and financial compensation for his original work that was used without his permission, but then he goes on a tirade about White Jewish people? He lost my attention after that.
What do you think of Hunter’s chances of getting money from the studio? Do you think they stole his idea?