Report: Godfather author's estate sues over game

Anthony Puzo takes Paramount Pictures to court for money earned off the mafia epic's EA-developed adaptation.


Electronic Arts has finally confirmed its second game based on The Godfather series of films, but there's a little unfinished business surrounding the first one. Reuters is reporting that Anthony Puzo, the son of The Godfather author Mario Puzo, is suing Paramount Pictures for a cut of the game's revenues.

Puzo is suing for at least $1 million, claiming that a 1992 agreement between his father and Paramount entitled the author (and now his estate, since the elder Puzo died in 1999) to a significant share of any audio-visual products based on or using elements of the famous trilogy of films.

Electronic Arts' first Godfather game was released on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC in March of 2006. It was later adapted to the Xbox 360, the Wii, the PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation Portable, with a handful of changes made to each edition.

Paramount has yet to respond to the suit.

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