Wachowskis sued for stealing Matrix ideas

Lana and Andy Wachowski, along with movie producer Joel Silver, are being sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Althouse. The $300 million lawsuit emerged after Althouse saw The Matrix trilogy for the first time in 2010. He recognized numerous similarities between the scripts of the Matrix sequels — The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) — and his own movie script, The Immortals, such as robotic-like “agents” and the concept of plugs in the back of characters’ necks. Mr. Althouse sent his script to Warner Bros. in 1993 but never heard back from them. The Wachowskis have yet to respond to Thomas Althouse’s accusations. The siblings are best known for their work on The Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta (2005), and most recently Cloud Atlas (2012). The Matrix trilogy, their most successful project to date, grossed $1.16 billion worldwide. The duo are currently working on the upcoming move Jupiter Ascending, due out in 2014. ~ Cassie Jasinski

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  1. Oscar • March 4, 2013 @ 5:20 PM

    Absolutely nothing original about the ideas of robotic agents and plugs in the back of necks and the like. You’ll find the same things in several classic sci-fi novels…William Gibson comes to mind.

  2. C-Dub • March 4, 2013 @ 8:22 PM

    This guy saw the movies for the first time in 2010?!?! where was he, under a rock??

  3. j • March 5, 2013 @ 1:35 AM

    what a crock i dought very much he saw them for the first time he’s just trying to smear their names and get a cheap buck a**hole

  4. j • March 5, 2013 @ 1:37 AM


  5. Syd • March 5, 2013 @ 10:31 AM

    Totally out of topic but I couldn’t help but notice Lana’s hair. Was she the inspiration behind the twins with long, white dreads? LOL

  6. Slim • March 5, 2013 @ 11:09 AM

    Crazies like this should be fined for wasting the court’s time.
    If I could sue everyone for having a similar idea as myself, I should be able to sue every person who gave their kid the same name as mine.

  7. Kevin • March 5, 2013 @ 9:32 PM

    Hey this guy is not the only one to see the Matrix Trilogy for the first time in 2010. I never saw the three movies first time around and only bought them from the discount bin for 5 bucks each.

  8. Nobody Important • March 6, 2013 @ 2:15 PM

    Good for you Kevin, want a cookie?

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