release of The Godfather II ?

Electronic Arts’ yet to be determined release of The Godfather II — for the PS3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii, and PC — may still be undetermined with the recent news of a lawsuit filed by Mario Puzo’s (author of The Godfather series) son. That is, if Paramount doesn’t make him an offer he can’t refuse.

EA is not involved in the lawsuit.

On Wednesday, June 18, documents were filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court by Anthony Puzo suing Paramount Pictures for breach of contract to which he his claiming at least $1 million in damages. The document stated Paramount had failed to hand over any of the revenues from the video game based on the book and award-winning movie.

Mario Puzo, being a “relatively unknown author” at the time and “struggling to support his family”, sold the film rights to his book to Paramount at an extremely low price. Anthony Puzo claimed in the court document that the deal was struck between Paramount and his father in 1992, also agreeing to give Puzo a substantial share of the revenue of any audio-visual products sold or rented with elements of the “Godfather” movies.

In 2006, Paramount licensed video game publisher Electronic Arts to make and distribute a game based on the characters and story lines of the 1972 Godfather movie. Since then, EA has released The Godfather, The Godfather: Mob Wars (PSP), The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (Nintendo Wii), and The Godfather: The Don’s


2 Responses to “release of The Godfather II ?”

  1. June 20, 2008 at 9:12 am

    That would be awesome if this game came out soon, the first one was really good.

  2. 2 Travis
    July 10, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I want Godfather Part 3 incest!!! Cousin Love I can’t wait!!!

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