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Smith says Burton stole his "Apes" surprise

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Aug 07, 2001 | 11:47am EDT

Director Kevin Smith, who last week came under attack by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), has gone on the attack himself -- against fellow director Tim Burton, who, he implies, lifted the ending of Planet of the Apes from Smith's Jay and Silent Bob comic book, (posted on Smith's Web site. "My jaw hit the ground when I saw that scene," Smith told New York Post movie critic Lou Lumenick. "I think I got robbed and I'm talking with my lawyers about possibly suing." Burton claims that he never saw Smith's comic book.

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