Sylvester Stallone Sued For Stealing ‘The Expendables’ Script


A lawsuit was filed in a Manhattan federal court against Hollywood action hero Sylvester Stallone for copyright infringement on Tuesday. The 65-year old movie star is accused of stealing the screenplay for the 2010 hit ‘The Expendables’ from Marcus Webb.

Webb alleged that the ‘The Expendables’, a film about a team of mercenaries assigned to take out a military leader was similar to his work. Aside from damages for copyright infringement, Webb is also seeking to prevent Stallone and co-writer David Callaham from copying his script for ‘The Expendables 2’, the sequel to the film set for release in August 2012.

The 2010 action movie featured Stallone with Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and mixed martial arts icon Randy Couture. Aging action movie heroes Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger made cameo appearances as a show of support for their old buddy… with no pun intended.

Webb pointed out that there were striking similarities between ‘The Cordoba Caper’ and ‘The Expendables’ from the plot to the lead villain’s name but he did not receive financial earnings from the movie.

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