Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
           14 May, 2021

Category:  Press » Entertainment


Did Dark Horse Comics Rip Off Pendragon's WAR OF THE WORLDS?

         Views: 2877
2006-07-26 05:21:33     
Pendragon Pictures

Pendragon Pictures has given formal legal notice to the principals of Dark Horse Comics alleging innumerable replications of images from Pendragon's period accurate movie version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Pendragon's movie, H.G. WELLS' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, was released in the U.S., Canada and most countries internationally June 7, 2005 and has grossed over two million dollars in sales from U.S. retail stores alone. The complaint accuses Dark Horse, the third-largest comic book publisher in the U.S. and recognized world-leading publisher of licensed comics material, of directly replicating hundreds of images from the Pendragon movie. Both productions are based on the public domain 1898 H. G. Wells novel, but Pendragon alleges that Dark Horse has played foul in replicating camera angles, designs, character likenesses and a myriad of artistic choices for their comic.

Pendragon C.E.O. and Director of H.G. WELLS' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, Timothy Hines states, "Most of Dark Horse's revenue comes from comics that are based on licensed movies, including BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SHREK, STAR WARS and ALIEN. These guys are experts at converting film frames into comic books. I was astounded at the degree of similarity between our production and their comic book which came out a year after our movie was disseminated worldwide. We believe its just theft of our artist's hard work -- plain and simple, and we won't let this stand. I invite the public to come, showing dozens of frames of identical or of striking similarity between Dark Horse's comic and our WAR OF THE WORLDS and decide for themselves."

Pendragon Producer Susan Goforth adds, "We've set up a way for people to vote as to whether or not they see what many who have brought this to our attention see. If Dark Horse wanted to use our images they simply could have licensed our movie. It was hard enough going up against Spielberg and Tom Cruise. It's no surprise that our movie was savaged by the friends and allies of our competitors. Our own distributor was intimidated into not releasing the director's cut of our film, which is actually the final cut, for fear of retaliation from Paramount, so we are just now releasing it ourselves online. Why a giant like Dark Horse would copy us without license is beyond me."

Dark Horse just promoted its comic book version of WAR OF THE WORLDS at Comic-Con San Diego, which ran July 20-23. Comic-Con is the largest comic book convention in the U.S., and was attended by all the major movie studios and comic book publishers. Pendragon Pictures is selling its true to the book movie version of H. G. WELLS' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS online .

ABOUT PENDRAGON PICTURES: Pendragon Pictures is an independent motion picture and distribution company who's primary product is a movie adaptation of H.G. WELLS' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Unlike the updated and reset Spielberg/Cruise version of a similar title, Pendragon's WORLDS is a dead-on to the book accurate adaptation. Through retail outlets in Canada, U.S., Japan and Australia, and from internet sales, Pendragon's H.G. WELLS' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS has grossed several million dollars. Pendragon's next production is a futuristic robot action adventure film called CHROME.

Did Dark Horse Comics Rip Off Pendragon's WAR OF THE WORLDS?

Specialized in: Dark Horse - Comics - War - Worlds
URL: http://www.martianinvaders.com
Print press release      Bookmark this page
Related Press releases 
MegaFans and Black Dog Gaming Launch Charity eSports Tournament for USO West (Popularity: ): Event to Raise Funds and Awareness for Military Service Members.Carlsbad, CA - USA, June 10, 2020 -- MegaFans (Mobile eSports Gaming Fanatics), a San Diego area based mobile casual eSports platform, has partnered with Black Dog Gaming to support the USO (United Service Organizations) West by offering charity eSports tournaments to raise funds and express appreciation for our troops and their families. The USO West Mobile eSports Charity Tournament runs ...
Derrick and Tukaj Offer New Social-Emotional Learning Resources through Book Launch and Website (Popularity: ): Special Education professionals, Amanda Derrick and Jessica Tukaj, are excited to celebrate their first children’s book, "In Time Butterfly," at their book release event.San Antonio, TX, USA, July 11th, 2018 -- Special Education professionals, Amanda Derrick and Jessica Tukaj, are excited to celebrate their first children’s book, "In Time Butterfly," at their book release event. Their book release event will take place on July 28, 2018, at the Butterfly Estates ...
Audio Launch of Venkat Bharadwaj's Feature Film A DAY IN THE CITY (Popularity: ): Earth Awareness Foundation recently released the audio CD of independent Kannada feature film ‘A Day in the City’ at Mantri Square, Bangalore.Bangalore, India, September 16, 2014 -- Earth Awareness Foundation recently released the audio CD of independent Kannada feature film 'A Day in the City' at Mantri Square, Bangalore. The movie is an initiative to raise awareness on significance of conservation of natural resources especially water.The audio was released by ...
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Introduces a Special Daily Pass Program At Sheraton Fitness By Core Performance™ (Popularity: ): Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort aims fitness enthusiasts in Bali to trial the hassle-free work out experience at Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance™ with an all-inclusive daily pass rateBALI, INDONESIA – 6 February 2014 – Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort launches a special daily pass program for fitness enthusiasts to work out while being indulged by the refreshing oceanic view at Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance™, a membership lifestyle program of Sheraton ...
Free Entertainment With BT Office Furniture (Popularity: ): As a result of a successful relationship with Merlin Entertainments, BT Office Furniture Group is now giving away free Merlin Annual Passes to the UK's top attractions. A Merlin Annual Pass gives unlimited entry* to top attractions including: Legoland(R) Windsor, THORPE PARK and the Alton Towers Resort as well as London attractions such as: Madame Tussauds, The London Eye and the Dungeons.Depending on the total order value, BT Office will ...

Press release home snapshot 

Related Business 
Dark Horse Comics (Popularity: ): The official home of Dark Horse Comics.
Comic Zone UK Online Comic Store (Popularity: ): U.K. Online Comic and Collectables store with Free U.K. Delivery! All the latest Comics and Graphic Novels from Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Top Cow and many more. Plus: Action Figures, Statues and many other pop culture collectables Love Comics? Think Comic Zone!
The Dark Knight (Popularity: ): Devoted to Batman, the Dark Knight Detective. Features information on many aspects of the comics world of Batman.
Dark Horse Print & Design (Popularity: ): Dark Horse Print & Design is an Australian owned and operated Printing House specialising in the design and printing of quality products. We can help you with all your professional and personal printing needs from Business Cards, Booklets, Flyers and Brochures, to Greeting Cards and Invitations, customised calendars, posters and much more.
Australian DC Comics Reprint Gallery (Popularity: ): Documents Austrailian DC Comic reprints from the 1940s to 1980s by Colour Comics, Planet Comics, Murray Comics, Federal Comics and Australian Edition DC.
Dark Star (Popularity: ): Sci-Fi and Fantasy store stocking kits, games, toys and comics.
Dark Storm Starcraft Clan (Popularity: ): Dark Storm is a clan for Starcraft and Brood War. For more information, visit our site.
RT Machine (Popularity: ): New and used tenoners, moulders, profile grinders, wide belt sanders, straight line rip saws, gang rip saws, and planers.
War Poetry - The First World War (Popularity: ): About war poets, their lives and times. This site includes war poems with explanatory notes, social and historical information, portraits of war poets, and maps of the Western Front. Also offers leads on how to research WWI war poetry further.
War Games (Popularity: ): This is one of the largest collections of war games and every day we try to update the list so that you can enjoy more and more games. Play war games online - War Games - Online War Games - Free War Games - Play War Games - New War Games - Strategy War Games - Tank Games - Shooting Games - Sword Games - Gun Games.