'Citizen Kane' TV Reboot Sparks Lawsuit

Citizen Kane is widely considered one of the most celebrated and influential films ever made, so rebooting it might be deemed Hollywood blasphemy.

Despite the challenge of living up to impossibly high standards, producer Keith Patterson set out to remake the iconic film for the small screen — but says his would-be partners abruptly backed out and took the IP rights with them.

He is suing Rko Pictures, which controls the rights to Citizen Kane and other classics, along with its CEO Theodore Hartley and vice chair Mary Beth O'Connor. Patterson says he and the defendants agreed to...
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