DreamWorks is being sued in the Manhattan courts with Steven Spielberg also mentioned in the lawsuit.
Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust contends that the Shia LaBeouf starrer "Disturbia" and the story used for Alfred Hitchcock’s "Rear Window" are essentially the same. Both are murder mysteries revolving around the mysterious behavior of nearby neighbors.
Hitchcock legally obtained the rights to turn the short story "Murder From a Fixed Viewpoint" into big-screen thriller Rear Window in 1953.
Executive produced bv Spielberg, Disturbia has taken $117m in world-wide box-office takings. The payout could be big.