Like Joss Whedon doesn’t have enough going on. Joss, creator of The Cabin in the Woods, and its distributor Lionsgate Entertainment, have been blind-sided with a $10 million lawsuit by a man who is claiming the film strikes too many similarities with a book he wrote a few years prior.
Peter Gallagher, the pursuant in this case, claims to have registered a book with the Writers Guild called “The Little White Trip: A Night in the Pines.” His book came out 5 years before Whedon’s thriller. The book itself wasn’t very successful and the author actually had to self-publish it and then he would hawk his book up and down the Venice Beach boardwalk. It is Gallagher’s claim that the Avengers director and Drew Goddard (co-writer/director of “Cabin”) each spent time in Santa Monica, CA then, either frequenting or living there. Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, and Lionsgate have yet to comment.
You can read the full complaint courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter here:
Joss Whedon’s credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Firefly, Serenity, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Angel, and Dollhouse.