在《拆弹部队》制片人尼古拉斯•夏蒂尔违规拉票被取消出席3月7日举行的颁奖典礼的资格后,这部电影的制片方近日又被一位美国军官起诉,称影片情节盗用了他的真实经历,甚至连影片片名“The Hurt Locker”这个说法也是出自他之口。不过,电影公司发言人坚称,影片中的场景和人物都是编剧马克•鲍尔虚构的。据悉,马克•鲍尔原是一名战地记者。伊拉克战期间,他曾跟随一支拆弹部队采访,并根据这段经历写成了这个故事。这部影片获得了九项奥斯卡提名,并且是“最佳影片”的热门候选影片。

《拆弹部队》制片方遭美军官起诉

 

《拆弹部队》制片方遭美军官起诉

A U.S. Army sergeant on Tuesday sued the makers of Oscar-nominated film "The Hurt Locker" five days before the Academy Awards, claiming the central character in the film is based on him.

A U.S. Army sergeant on Tuesday sued the makers of Oscar-nominated film "The Hurt Locker" five days before the Academy Awards, claiming the central character in the film is based on him.

Master Sergeant Jeffrey S. Sarver believes screenwriter Mark Boal based "virtually all of the situations" in the film on events involving him and claims he coined the phrase "the hurt locker," according to a statement from lawyer Geoffrey Fieger in Southland, Michigan, who is representing Sarver.

A news conference is planned for Wednesday at Fieger& #39;s offices, at which time more details are expected on what Sarver& #39;s lawyers said was a "multimillion dollar suit."

The film& #39;s distributor, Summit Entertainment, issued its own statement on Tuesday reiterating the movie& #39;s claim that it is a "fictional account" about soldiers in the battlefield.

"We have no doubt that Master Sergeant Sarver served his country with honor and commitment risking his life for a greater good, but we distributed the film based on a fictional screenplay written by Mark Boal," Summit said.

Boal was a journalist in Iraq embedded with a squad that dismantled bombs, and he wrote a story about them for Playboy magazine. He developed his story into a screenplay about the soldiers and focused on one in particular, Will James. From that screenplay came the movie.

Sarver claims Boal was embedded with Sarver& #39;s unit and that he is James. Sarver says James& #39; nickname in the movie, "Blaster One," was Sarver& #39;s "call signal" while in Iraq.

The movie has wowed critics and earned nine nominations for Oscars, and it is widely considered the frontrunner for best film when the awards are given out on March 7 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The lawsuit is the second, recent problem for "The Hurt Locker." Late last month, one of the film& #39;s producers, Nicolas Chartier, wrongly sent an e-mail to Academy members casting a competing film in a derogatory light.

The Academy on Tuesday stripped Chartier of his ticket to the upcoming ceremony -- the same day voting for the coveted awards ended.


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