Avatar v. Delgo: "Exhibit A: These Glowing Thingamabobs Look Like These Other Ones"

August 27, 2009

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Whoever it is we've entrusted with making Delgos is pissed! While the rest of us briefly chuckled at the comparisons between Avatar and Delgo being made last week, Fathom studios is taking the issue way too seriously. The Delgo-making studio has issued a press release hinting that they may try to take legal action:

The much anticipated Avatar trailer was released online last week and viewer traffic overwhelmed Apple.com's trailer site. Almost immediately, reactions were posted on the internet with comments like "Avatar = Delgo," "Avatar is Basically Delgo II," [Hey, that was me! But I was kidding, guys.] and "The 7 Eeriest Parallels Between Avatar and Delgo."

Fathom Studios, the Atlanta-based production company behind Delgo, was bombarded with emails as soon as the Avatar trailer went live. A spokesperson for the studio said, "From what we have seen, we are amazed by the visual similarities between the two films and we are reviewing what legal options may be available to us."

I really hope they end up taking this to court. I would kill be on the jury deciding if weird-nosed humanoids riding dragons and floaty, glowy, seed thingies are too similar to other weird-nosed humanoids riding dragons and other floaty, glowy, seed thingies. Though I have a feeling it's more likely going to come down to proving that James Cameron was somehow aware of Delgo when absolutely no one else was/is.

(via Movieline)

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