A Los Angeles writer is suing ABC and producer Touchstone Television for stealing his idea for Lost.
The writer, Anthony Spinner, claims he was hired by Sid and Marty Krofft Productions in 1977 to write, produce and develop a script for a TV program to be produced by ABC that was- oddly enough- titled "Lost." It, he says, was about airplane crash survivors struggling to survive in a jungle filled with strange creatures.
Gee, sounds like there's no resemblance.
He wants a "written by" and "created by" credit plus royalties, producing fees and a percentage of the profits. Ouch.