Wachowskis accused of stealing ideas for Matrix sequels

$300 million lawsuit claims neck-plugs idea was stolen.

Filmmaking siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski are reportedly being sued for $300 million (£199.8 million) after it was alleged they stole ideas used in their ‘Matrix’ trilogy.

The claimant, Thomas Althouse, claims the cult sci-fi sequels plagarised from a script he sent to Warner Bros. in 1993.

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The Wachowskis... sued for stealing Matrix ideas (Credit: Rex)
The Lawsuit reportedly states key elements of 2003 sequels ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ were taken from an Althouse’s own script, ‘The Immortals’.

The filmmaker has also accused the Wachowskis of stealing iconic features such as the plugs in the back of character’s necks and robot-like “agents” from his original story.

Althouse reportedly sent his screenplay to Warner Bros. in 1993, but claims he never received a reply from the studio. He only watched ‘The Matrix’ movies for the first time in 2010.

The lawsuit is filed against the Wachowskis, Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silverman for copyright infringement.

So far, neither the Wachowskis of Warner Bros. have responded to the claims.