But the studio is pointing to her own statements downplaying similarities between the blockbuster and one of her novels.
" 'Yea, 'Gravity' is a great film, but it's not based on my book," the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper quoted Gerritsen as telling the audience. The paper noted the author said she had seen the movie, which starred
Gerritson's lawsuit states she believes "Gravity" director
The novel and film have some similarities, but their stories aren't identical.
The novel features a female medical doctor trapped in space after an organism infects her fellow astronauts and kills them. Her husband, who is on Earth, fights efforts to leave his wife in space to die alone.
Gerritsen's lawsuit states the author added elements such as the destruction of the
"Gravity" the film does not feature any outbreak of an organism, and Bullock's character is cut off from communication with Earth and does not receive any aid from people on the ground.
The lawsuit is not alleging any copyright infringement — a claim that would prompt a judge to compare the story lines — but rather alleges
"Gravity" won seven Academy Awards in March, but its screenplay was not nominated for an award.
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