Another sci-fi writer sues James Cameron for $2.5 billion over ‘Avatar’ idea

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011, 14:37 PM IST

Washington: James Cameron has been sued again for allegedly stealing the concept of ‘Avatar’, and this time for more than 2 billion dollars.

Bryant Moore, a science fiction writer not-famous for his screenplays ‘Aquatica’ and ‘Descendants: The Pollination’ claims Cameron used the two screenplays as the basis for ‘Avatar’.

In his lawsuit, Moore points out various similarities, including bioluminescent flora/plant life, unbreathable atmospheres, matriarch support of hero vs. heroine, spiritual connections to environment and reincarnation, appearance of mist in scene, sunlight to moonlight, crackling from gargantuan foliage, blue skin/green skin and battle scene on limbs/branches.

Moore is also going after 20th Century Fox and Cameron’s production company, TMZ.com reported.

He wants more than 1.5 billion dollars in actual damages and more than 1 billion dollars in punitives.

ANI