Universal Wants MGM's James Bond Lawsuit Rejected As 'Patent Waste of Resources'

May 27, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter

A film about a spy confronting a diabolical madman might be an infringement of the James Bond copyright. Or maybe not. For now, Section 6 remains unproduced, and as such, Universal Pictures asked a judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit over what it terms, "speculation about hypothetical future works."

MGM and Danjaq, rightsholders of the Bond franchise, filed their lawsuit in April, contending that Section 6 is "a motion picture project, in active development, featuring a daring, tuxedo-clad British secret agent, employed by 'His Majesty's Secret Service,' with a 'license to kill,' and a 00 (double-O) secret agent number on a mission to save England from the diabolical plot of a megalomanical villain."

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