Clonus vs. Island case


Is there any news? I heard it was going to court and then I couldn't find any results or further information with google or IMDB searches.

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I found the answer this morning. They settled out of court for 7 figures, which is better than nothing. Though I would have liked to see it go to court and get very public and messy, and make Dreamworks/Bay look really bad for their intellectual thievery.

http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/article.asp?Id=interview-with-clonus-screenwriter

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I can't believe George Lucas isn't suing for both Clonus and The Island for stealing THX 1138's whole gig.

Watch THX 1138 (1971) and you'll see EXACTLY what I mean.

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They aren't exactly like THX, which is reportedly *not* the case for the other two movies. There were reportedly were dozens of similarities between the two movie, not a just a vague resemblance of plot.

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You people don't understand. Since the subject is cloning Bay wanted to clone a movie, so The Island is a clone of The Clonus Horror. Hahaha. Well, it's also added a lot of Logan's Run and THX.

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You people don't understand. Since the subject is cloning Bay wanted to clone a movie, so The Island is a clone of The Clonus Horror. Hahaha. Well, it's also added a lot of Logan's Run and THX.


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I've seen all the films in question and I have to say that you have no idea what you are talking about. Neither "The Island" nor "Parts: The Clonus Horror" are anything like "THX1138" in any meaningful way. "THX1138" is about a futuristic society that is 100% oppressive and controlling of every aspect of peoples lives, and one person who decides to rebel against the oppression. On the other hand both "The Island" and "Parts: the Clonus Horror" are about secret projects set up to breed genetic clones for use as "spare parts" by the rich and famous people that they are made from. Both films feature clones who escape the project and while being hunted down wind up finding the people they were cloned from. "The Island" and "Parts" are nearly identical in their plot, which itself is almost nothing like THX1138's. The only similarity I can think of is that someone is being chased at some point of each movie. If anything THX1138 itself is more of a rip off of 1984, just taken to a further extreme.

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Like George Luca$$ needed one more reason to get $$$$$$$$. WE should sue that guy for the miserable new $tar War$ trilogy...

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Don't you agree?

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Finally, someone got it completely right.


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Holy crap. All these years, I always assumed The Island was a legit remake of Clonus. They actually thought they could get away with such a high profile blatant rip off? That's... actually kinda awesome.

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The Island has more similarities with Logan's Run.

Logan 5 & Jessica 6 = Lincoln Echo & Jordan Delta
Carousel = The Lottery
Sandmen = Censors
Hedonistic society = tranquility center
The two principles run then come back to save everyone else. Even toward the end, there was a Last Day ceremony. In The Island there were mass lottery winnings. In both films, the cities were blown away. They all walk out en masse into freedom.




Logan's Run released in 1977

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