Writer crusades against ‘Kingdom of Heaven’

Author James Reston Jr. has leveled charges at 20th Century Fox, director Ridley Scott and screenwriter William Monahan, alleging “flagrant copyright violation” and illegal use of material from one of his books for their forthcoming movie “Kingdom of Heaven.” Reston, author of more than a dozen books and son of the late New York Times scribe James “Scotty” Reston, claims the movie draws heavily from his 2001 tome “Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade.”

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