March 3, 2010
Catholic Church Sues Columbia over '2012'
Rio's archdiocese upset over destruction of Christ statue in apocalypse movie
Columbia had requested to show the statue being destroyed by a giant wave, but Rio de Janeiro's archdiocese, which allegedly owns a copyright on the statue, apparently said no, according to their attorney, Claudine Dutra,
"The archdiocese refused the use of the religious symbol during pre-production of the movie, but Columbia Pictures did not respect the prohibition," she said. Dutra added that "many faithful have said they are shocked and offended by the images of the destruction of this sanctuary that the archdiocese wanted to preserve."
No word yet on whether anyone has sued Columbia for just making a lousy movie in the first place, costing millions of customers ten bucks.