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'Death Race' Producers Accused of Plagiarism

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Aug 21, 2008 | 7:01am EDT

The producers of upcoming movie Death Race have been accused of copyright infringement.

Writer Adam Stone claims producer/director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt have been using his ideas for their movie.

Stone claims the film is based on a script he previously pitched to Anderson and Bolt.

According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday, August 19, Stone is seeking a court order to stop the film's release.

Death Race  is purported to be a remake of the 1975 film, Death Race 2000, but Stone claims it is based on his movie, Joust.

The picture, which stars Jason Statham and Joan Allen, is set for release on Friday, August 22.

Stone seeks unspecified damages.

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