Paramount Studios sued over ‘Top Gun’ copyright

In a lawsuit filed in California federal court on Monday, heirs to Ehud Yonay’s 1983 article ‘Top Guns’ say the movie distribution company has not bought out the rights to the recently released sequel. , “Top Gun: Maverick”.

Shosh and Yuval Yonay claim to have sent a notice of termination to Paramount and that the rights reverted to them in January 2020, states the complaint, obtained by Les actualites.

According to the Yonays, production on “Top Gun: Maverick” didn’t wrap until May 2021, more than a year after the studio learned it no longer had the rights to the source material.

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“These allegations are without merit and we will vigorously defend ourselves,” Paramount Studios told Les actualites in a statement.

The film, starring Tom Cruise, was originally slated for release in July 2019, but has suffered numerous delays and currently sits atop the domestic box office for the second week in a row.

The actualites has contacted attorneys for Shosh and Yuval Yonay for comment.

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