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.”

More News

  • Michelle Yeoh

    Michelle Yeoh to Be Feted at Macau Festival

    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 […]

  • Nancy Pelosi Chuck Schumer

    Democrats Warn FCC Chairman Against Waiving TV Ownership Cap

    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 […]

  • Alexandra Shipp

    Film News Roundup: Alexandra Shipp in Talks for 'Shaft' Sequel

    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 […]

  • Ajit Pai Free Speech

    FCC Chairman to Seek Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules (Report)

    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 […]

  • Adam Fields Relativity

    Ex-Relativity Executive Adam Fields Accused of Sexual Harassment

    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 […]

  • Wolf Warriors 2

    China Box Office Passes $7.5 Billion Landmark

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content