Man Says ABC, Touchstone Stole His 'Lost' Idea
Spinner is suing ABC and Touchstone Television, claiming the network passed on the show in 1977, 1991 and 1994 only to create an exact replica with Touchstone in 2004. Spinner is suing for damages and a cut of royalties, profits and more. He tried to sue a few years ago, but the case was dismissed for procedural reasons.
There are a ton of similarities in Spinner's script and "Lost," including an "airplane headed to Los Angeles crashes into a tropical jungle-like environment." Both scripts also contain the use of flashbacks and similar character profiles.
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