Sorry Trekkies. Production on a fan-funded "Star Trek" film is currently held up because of a lawsuit, but the director of the franchise's latest film is throwing his weight behind the fans.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and CBS are suing the producers of a "Star Trek" fan film ver alleged copyright infringement and late last week filed an updated complaint. The amended filing gives a more detailed account of alleged copyright violations in "Prelude to Axanar," the studio's previously-released short film.
Among the list of offending elements, CBS and Paramount say the film's use of pointy eared Vulcans, the gold uniform shirts, and the Klingon language, were an unauthorized use of the "Star Trek" lore, CBS and Paramount argue about the crowdfunded project.
In a statement provided to CNBC on Monday, Axanar Productions stated that it has an opportunity to publicly respond to the amended complaint later this month. The studio expressed confidence in its counsel adding that it hopes its supporters can remain patient as the legal process plays out.