03/04/2013 10:52 am ET

Wachowskis Lawsuit: 'Matrix' Filmmakers Sued For Allegedly Stealing Ideas

Andy and Lana Wachowski are being sued by Thomas Althouse for allegedly using ideas from Althouse's unproduced 1993 script "The Immortals" in "The Matrix" franchise. TMZ reports that Althouse -- who didn't see 1999's "The Matrix" or its 2003 sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" until 2010 -- is looking for $300 million in damages.

Althouse's issue stems from similarities between "The Immortals" and "The Matrix," though TMZ writes that it's the second and third "Matrix" films which are the subject of the lawsuit. Althouse submitted his script in 1993, one year before the Wachowskis were signed to a deal with Warner Bros. At the time, the siblings brought two original scripts with them to the studio: "Bound" and "The Matrix."

"The Matrix" films were a huge success for Warner Bros.; the three films grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide.

Neither the Wachowskis nor Warner Bros., the studio that released "The Matrix" films, responded to TMZ requests for comment. For more on Althouse's lawsuit, head over to TMZ.

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