and Paul Lovett
, two of the credited screenwriters on the 2009 film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
, have filed a massive lawsuit against Paramount, MGM, Hasbro and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
. At issue is the sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation
, which came out in March and grossed nearly $120 million in domestic box office. According to a complaint filed in California federal court late last week and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Elliot and Lovett had a contractual "first opportunity" to write the first sequel to the Joe Cobra movie if they were the sole writers.