Sylvester Stallone In The Clear, ‘Expendables’ Lawsuit Dismissed

A judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit which accused Sylvester Stallone of stealing ideas for his blockbuster ‘The Expendables’ from another screenwriter.

Stallone co-wrote the script for the film back in 2010, which also starred Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with a sequel scheduled for release this coming August.

Bakc in October of 2011, Marcus Webb, a screenwriter, filed a suit in New York Alleging that ‘The Expendables’ was based on a script of his own for a project he called ‘The Cordoba Caper,’ claiming that ‘The Expendables’ was “strikingly similar and in some places identical.”

Webb demanded unspecified damaged for copyright infringement, as well as an injunction that production be stopped on ‘The Expendables 2.’

Reps for Stallone denied the allegations, claiming that the action star had been working on drafts of the film long before Webb’s script hit Hollywood.

During the injunction on Monday, the Judge sided with Stallone and dismissed the lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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