The heirs of Conan Doyle sued on Netflix
The heirs of Arthur Conan Doyle have filed a lawsuit against Netflix due to the violation of their rights in the upcoming movie about younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, reports the Independent.
We are talking about "Enola Holmes" based on the books by Nancy Springer. The main role is played by Millie Bobby brown.
In 2014, the heirs no longer receive royalties for the works of the famous detective, written before 1923, since the court declared them public domain.
However, according to the plaintiffs, in the tape there are references to the ten stories of Conan Doyle, created in the period from 1923 to 1927 years. The rights to them still belong to the family of the writer.
The lawsuit against Netflix, movie company Legendary Pictures, publishers Penguin Random House writers Nancy Springer and Jack Thorne and Director Harry Bradbeer.
The heirs object to the "inconsistent use of the original author's manner of Conan Doyle's stories about Sherlock Holmes, the rights to which belong to them".
They also believe that "Enola Holmes" shown "empathy and the attitude of the people", characteristic of Holmes in the stories written after 1923.
The film also starred Henry Cavill (the role of Sherlock), Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Shaw and other actors. Its going to show on Netflix towards the end of this year.