Apparently it's never too late to try and capitalize on a box-office behemoth. First, one of Cameron's former employees brought a lawsuit, and now one enterprising (but never-produced) screenwriter thinks the Oscar-winning writer-director plagiarized two of his scripts for what would become Avatar.
Because there's no time like the present to try and get a piece of the sweet $2.7 billion that Avatar grossed, Bryant Moore claims that Cameron pilfered ideas from his scripts Aquatica and Descendants: The Pollination. According to TMZ, who broke the story:
In his lawsuit, Moore points out various similarities, including bioluminescent flora/plant life, unbreathable atmospheres, matriarch support of hero vs. heroine, spiritual connections to environment and reincarnation, appearance of mist in scene, sunlight to moonlight, crackling from gargantuan foliage, blue skin/green skin and battle scene on limbs/branches.
Is it possible that Cameron somehow got hold of Descendants: The Pollination, saw its inherent brilliance and decided to steal its "sunlight to moonlight" ideas? Unlikely, but sure. Is Moore going to get the $2.5 billion he's suing Fox and Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment for? Unlikely, but ... unlikely.