Writer Rips Script-To-Movie Comparison At 'Last Samurai' Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (April 4, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A screenwriter seeking $7 million from “The Last Samurai” producers for allegedly pilfering his idea for the film said Wednesday that it was unfair to compare scenes from the movie to his script in court because the screenplay lacked the pizzazz of the Hollywood blockbuster.

Aaron Benay objected in California federal court to the tactics employed by Gary Gans of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, an attorney for “The Last Samurai” director Edward Zwick and studio Bedford Falls Productions Inc., who played the movie's pivotal...
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