James Cameron Moves To Dismiss $2.5 Billion 'Avatar' Lawsuit

July 16th, 2012 11:37am EDT

James Cameron James Cameron has asked a judge to dismiss a $2.5 billion lawsuit filed by a man who alleges the director stole his idea for Avatar.

Sci-fi screenwriter Bryant Moore filed suit against Cameron late last year, claiming the moviemaker based his highly-successful film on his scripts for two projects called Aquatica and Descendants: The Pollination.

Moore alleges Avatar shares key plot details with his work and is demanding billions of dollars in damages.

Nonetheless, Cameron has now filed his own legal documents in a bid to have the case thrown out, insisting Avatar's plot and characters are completely different to Moore's projects, and urging a judge to dismiss the lawsuit immediately, according to

Related: Avatar, James Cameron, Celebrity, Movies, Legal Issues

Photo Credits: PR Photos

Previous: Will Arnett Officially Files For Divorce From Amy Poehler Following 2012 Split

Next: Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis Welcome First Child, Son Otis Alexander

More on James Cameron