Film Fridays – Netflix sued by book publisher over ‘Black Mirror’ film, ‘Bandersnatch’

A book publisher is suing Netflix over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

Chooseco LLC, the publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure book series, claims the film infringes on its trademarks, Variety reported on Friday.

Bandersnatch, which came out in December 2018, lets the viewer make choices for the characters throughout the film, thus influencing the course of the plot.

Choose Your Own Adventure books were especially popular in the Eighties and Nineties. They place the reader in the protagonist’s shoes, enabling them to make choices that shape the story.

Chooseco LLC is now seeking at least $25m (£​19m) in damages and accusing Netflix of exploiting the Choose Your Own Adventure brand awareness.

 

– Excerpt from an article written by Clémence Michallon for The Independent. Find the full article here

 

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