Marvel Enterprises and 20th Century Fox have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Revolution Studios and Sony Pictures Ent. over the production of sci-fi comedy ZOOM, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The case claims that the film, which stars Tim Allen and Chevy Chase and is based on Jason Lethcoe's graphic novel ZOOM'S ACADEMY FOR THE SUPER GIFTED, copies too much of the X-MEN mythology.
The lawsuit filed June 20, 2005, in U.S. District Court, Central District of California is seeking injunctive relief and monetary damages.
In addition, the suit alleges that after Fox announced X3s May 26, 2006 release date, Sony moved the release of ZOOM from Aug. 2006 to May 12, 2006, "in an unfair attempt by Sony and Revolution to manipulate the market and trade off the time, energy, resources and effort Marvel and Fox have invested in X-MEN."