Michael Alan Rubin is suing Warner Brothers, arguing that the plot of The Hangover Part II was stolen from a script he wrote about his 2007 honeymoon in Thailand and India. He claims that the movie also constitutes an "exploitation of [his] private real life." Which begs the question, how much dignity would his life have to be exploited in the first place if he truly spent that much time with a monkey in a cutoff denim vest?
Rubin is also suing for defamation, claiming that "the filmmakers suggested the inference that he was under the influence of drugs when he ditched his girlfriend and proposed to a [...]
Warner Bros. is not having it, and if someone forces their hand, they will digitally alter Stu's tribal ink to get around the Hangover II face tattoo law suit. The legal battle set in motion by Mike Tyson's tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill is still on-going, but the studio says it will change the tattoo to something less iconic when the film heads to DVD this December. “If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute, Warner Bros. does not intend to make any use of the allegedly infringing tattoo after the film ends its run in theaters because Warner Bros. will digitally alter the film to [...]
From front to back, The Hangover Part II is one big calculation. It seems to have run every single aspect of the first movie through a series of algorithms to determine just how much different — and how very, very, similar — the sequel should be to retain a target audience with no patience for new material, no taste for a new adventure and no desire to see a different movie than the one they paid to see in 2009.
Want a new plot that’s exactly the same? No problem. The guys are at Ed Helms’ wedding this time. Looking for a slightly more interesting location than Vegas? Boom, [...]
Just in case you thought there was a chance in dress-wearing-monkey hell this was going to go to happen, the Hangover Part II tattoo injunction has been dismissed, the judge ruling that Mike Tyson's face tattoo artist does not merit compensation from Warner Bros for copying his design. Sooooo let's all get them! I'll get mine…on both sides of my face!