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The Wachowskis

Sued for $300 MIL --

You STOLE Matrix 2 & 3

3/4/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0301-matrix-lana-andy-wachowski-gettyHere's a shocker ... someone other than Lana and Andy Wachowski wants credit for the awful sequels to "The Matrix" -- and now, the man is suing the filmmakers for $300 MILLION, claiming they jacked his ideas.

Thomas Althouse filed the lawsuit against the sibling producers, claiming they lifted ideas for "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" from his script "The Immortals."

Althouse says he submitted "The Immortals" to Warner Bros. back in 1993, but never heard back.

In the suit, Althouse says he finally came across the 'Matrix' movies in 2010 and immediately recognized similarities to his own work -- including plugs in the back of characters' necks, robot-like "agents" dressed in suits, and characters trapped in a train station.

Althouse is suing the Wachowskis, Warner Bros., and producer Joel Silver for copyright infringement. By the way, the $300 million he's demanding is a tiny fraction of the Matrix franchise which is valued at about $2 BILLION!!

Calls to the Wachowskis and WB haven't been returned. Joel Silver had no comment.

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31.

JusticeINC    

I created the matrices, not him. I want eleventy billion dollars.

593 days ago
32.

Toad    

You cannot trust the Brothers Grimm, or should I call them the Sisters Grimm instead, since Lana fixed that problem but Andy has kNot the balls to dew it but the reason Andy doesn't have any balls and can't have children is because in his last life they castrated him, via chemical castration but maybe you heard of him, Alan Turing? But both were once known as Leibniz & Newton but this time around neither understand Math wurth a chit and We screwed up Andy's Math this time around with his love of the English Language, which will mess up anyone's Math with all of its ****rol.

Andy needs to cut a lemon into and strap the two halves to his balls to saturate them with Vitamin C and with a better diet, he will be able to over*** his problem.

Lana needs to take Oxytocin & eat tiger dick, since it's an aphrodisiac for males but it also turns the male user into a FEMALE.

Maybe after the two have children of their own, their children will be able to give us quality movies for a change. :D

Ribbit :)

Ps: I actually respect both greatly, except Andy's haircut. ;)

482 days ago
33.

Introspection    

Awful? The more awful you find a wachowski film, the better it is then. The depth of story telling and layer of psychology is beyond what can be expected from viewers. Insight and opening your mind towards such concepts is impossible with burned in culture or religion. Each individual Matrix film has a stand alone structure so never see these films hanging on the same lines, but concepts of their own.

Next to that, to sue someone, you gave in to material. In time, all will be clear.

347 days ago
34.

SupermanStarts    

It's all bull. He's not the first to try. Google Matrix/ Terminator lawsuit - you'll also see THAT woman is said to have WON ... but no such court date took place.

237 days ago
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