The suit also notes that 20th Century Fox recently optioned the rights to create a film based on the series, which is now in the works.More news: Knicks and Kings reportedly talking Enes Kanter-Zach Randolph trade
Netflix's hit thriller Black Mirror: Bandersnatch now has another twist: a lawsuit.
Chooseco claims that Netflix made a concerted to connect the audience with the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s books.
The streaming titan has been slapped with a lawsuit from Chooseco LLC, the company that has been using the "Choose Your Own Adventure" trademark since the '80s, selling over 260 million books that utilize the title and interactive storytelling format.More news: Fabregas finally joins Monaco for £10m
"Chooseco and Netflix engaged in extensive negotiations that were ongoing for a number of years, but Netflix did not receive a license", reads the filing, which you can check out in full here.
The suit also mentions that Bandersnatch contains an explicit reference to Choose Your Own Adventure with the main character telling his father about the series.
In Bandersnatch, a young programmer is adapting a famous and mysterious choose your own adventure novel into a video game, which sends him down a plight of morality and outcome as he digs deeper and deeper into the meaning of free will. Chooseco's complaint points to this fact as illustrative of its assertion that Bandersnatch has created confusion among viewers as to the extent of the affiliation between the episode and the iconic book series, thereby diluting its brand (which ceased publication in 1998). The suit claims infringement, dilution and unfair competition and Chooseco is seeking at least $25m in damages or profits, whichever is higher.More news: Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed
Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.