The lawsuit targets Netflix, Legendary Pictures, Penguin Random House and others
Netflix upcoming movie 'Enola Holmes' is being sued by the Conan Doyle Estate for copyright infringement and trademark violations.
The lawsuit targets Netflix, Legendary Pictures, Penguin Random House and others, including author Nancy Springer, according to reports by The Hollywood Reporter.
The lawsuit "alleges that the difference between the public domain stories and the copyrighted ones is emotions." Meaning, the stories the Estate owns are the later stories where Sherlock Holmes actually shows emotion. After losing both his son and brother, Sherlock Holmes became "warmer" in the final stories.
Conan Doyle Estate only has claim to the last 10 original stories of Sherlock Holmes stories written between 1923 and 1927.
In 2015, the Conan Doyle Estate sued Miramax over Mr. Holmes which was eventually settled.
Enola Holmes starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill in lead roles will be released in September on Netflix.