Jack Black's upcoming comedy film "Be Kind Rewind" has been accused to steal idea from a television show. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton reported that there is a YouTube video that proves the film has copied the story from an episode of Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" starring Amanda Bynes and Drake Bell.
Starting with the appearing of white words on the black screen stating that "Rewind" is "a great idea for a film", the video that last for a bit more than 2 minutes gives out evidence of the plagiarism done by the film. The video include a clip of the live-action comedy claimed to be air 8 years ago in which showcases a story about complaining video-rental customers who find out that the videos they had aren't what they rented. The video can be watched below.
If seen from a part of the film's plot where Black and his friends re-create and re-film erased video tapes with their own versions of "Ghostbusters", "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Rush Hour 2", "Rewind" in many ways is similar to the television show. Still, there are no comment from the studio about the accusation. In the meantime, the New Line Cinema's film has been set to hit theaters on Friday, February 22.
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