The producers of the faith-based movie God's Not Dead 2 are slapped with a $100 million lawsuit. Pure Flix Entertainment and co-founder David A.R. White have been accused of stealing various parts of the movie from another movie. Screenwriters Kelly Monroe Kullberg and Michael Landon Jr. filed their suit on Monday, in which they claim that Pure Flix and White stole the premise for God's Not Dead 's from their screenplay for the unreleased film, Rise.
According to the complaint, "Rise" tells the story "of a freshman at Harvard facing an environment hostile to her Christian faith." The student then debates her professor three times on whether God exists.
The complaint notes numerous alleged similarities, stating, "The theme, set-up, opportunity, turning point, change of plans, complications, set back, final push, climax and aftermath of the 'Rise' screenplay and the 'God's Not Dead' motion picture are the same."
Landon Jr. and Kullberg are seeking over $100 million as God's Not Dead 2 rakes in $140 million.