American film giant, Paramount Pictures has been sued for copyright infringement over its Top Gun sequel by the family of the Israeli writer whose article inspired the 1986 Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.
According to the family, Paramount Pictures did not have the rights to Ehud Yonay’s 1983 story “Top Guns” when it released the sequel Top Gun: Maverick last month.
The movie, however, went on to earn $548m (£438m) globally in its first 10 days of release.
Paramount says the claim was “without merit” and vowed to contest it.
Top Gun: Maverick sees Cruise reprise his role as US navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the original 1986 film.
It had the 4th biggest opening weekend of any film in the Covid-era, behind the best-selling Spider-Man: No Way Home, second-place Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and then The Batman.
Watch the Top Gun Maverick movie trailer below.