Chinese author to sue James Cameron, director of Avatar

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Avatar director James Cameron is facing a possible 97m lawsuit from a Beijing author who claims the script of the blockbuster sci-fi epic was lifted from his novel.

Zhou Shaomou told the China Daily he spent seven years writing the 1.2 million word book.

“Eighty percent of the plot and the key elements of Avatar are similar to my 1997 science fiction novel Tale Of The Blue Crows” said Zhou.

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