Apparently, the most dangerous creatures stalking the lush woodlands of Forks, Washington — the real-life town that’s also the setting for the insanely popular Twilight series of books and movies — aren’t the hunky teen vampires with sparkly skin or shirtless Native American werewolves, but documentary filmmakers that dare to tread on the feet of the films’ producers.
In a recently filed lawsuit, the good folks at Summit Entertainment, the folks behind the Twilight Saga, are sinking their legal fangs into the neck of a company called Topics Entertainment, claiming that Topics violated their trademark by producing and advertising a documentary about Fork that is too similar to a doc Summit plans on releasing later this year.
Topics has reportedly been attempting to get DVDs of their film, Forks: Bitten by Twilight, into stores like Best Buy and Target, but Summit has sought an injunction against any future sales of the documentary — along with damages — alleging that they used trademarked artwork and that their box design is too close to cover of Summit’s movie, Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town.
Twilight and its sequel New Moon have already grossed over $1.8 billion in theaters. The third film, Eclipse, is due out this summer.