Miramax Asks Court To Slay 'Kill Bill' Copyright Suit

By Liz McKenzie (May 13, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Miramax Film Corp. and the team behind Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films have moved to dismiss a suit accusing Tarantino of copying characters and plotlines for the movies from a script developed by an inner-city teen.

Miramax, The Weinstein Co. and film producer Lawrence Bender moved to dismiss the lawsuit for failure to state a claim on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The copyright suit, filed by plaintiff Dannez Hunter, was removed from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to federal court on May 6 at the defendants' request.

Hunter, who refers to himself...

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