We have previously covered one of the more surprising court cases to involve Woody Allen. Last October, the estate of writer William Faulkner sued Sony Pictures Classics over the use of one line of dialogue in Midnight In Paris. We now have a date for the court case.
Associated Press report that the case will go to court on 7th April 2014, almost a full year from today.
The guts of the case is the slight paraphrasing of the following line:
The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
In ‘Midnight In Paris‘, Owen Wilson’s character says:
The past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past. You know who said that? Faulkner. And he was right.
So far, Faulkner’s people have filed the case and Sony’s lawyers have countered. We will follow any developments, but we are hoping we wont have to, and a quick resolution is in the offing.