The man behind MacGyver
is consulting lawyers in a bid to block the release of an upcoming spoof movie based on the 1980s TV series. A new film, titled MacGruber
and starring Val Kilmer
, is set to hit cinemas in April, but Lee Zlotoff, creator of the original show, alleges the parody breaches copyright laws as he retained the movie rights to his TV creation.
A lawyer for Zlotoff has fired off a series of cease-and-desist letters to executives at Relativity Media, the company behind the new comedy, according to Thresq.
Zlotoff's attorney, Paul Mayersohn, tells the website his client is currently considering filing a lawsuit in a bid to block the film's release.
He says, "We feel they're infringing our rights."
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