Paramount Stole Idea For 'Paranormal Activity 4,' Suit Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (April 24, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Paramount Pictures solicited ideas from a low-budget movie writer and director and stole them for the latest installment in its blockbuster “Paranormal Activity” series, according to a breach of contract complaint filed Wednesday in California court.

Writer and director Michael Costanza claims that he presented movie studio executives with ideas from his similar webcam-based horror movie “Collingswood” in September 2010 and that Paramount used those concepts without his permission for “Paranormal Activity 4,” which hit theaters two years later.

“Defendants have made huge sums of money...
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